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Deadly Times Square driver had DWI record: police

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 01:16

New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill reveals details of the deadly crash at Times Square in New York in which a man drove his car onto the sidewalk, leaving one dead and nearly two dozen injured. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A speeding car plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's busy Times Square on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 22 others, according to witnesses, and police said the incident did not appear to be an act of terrorism. A Reuters witness said one person was covered with a bloodstained blanket after the collision, which occurred around noon ET (1600 GMT) at the Midtown Manhattan tourist venue. New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill said there were 23 people struck. One was killed. Hundreds of thousands of people, many of them tourists from around the world, pass daily through the bustling commercial area, the heart of the Broadway theater district. Witnesses said the motorist had driven a red Honda sedan against traffic and onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians. The car crashed into a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway before police took the driver away.

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Deadly Times Square driver had DWI record: police

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 01:16