Woman dead as car ploughs into pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square

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Picture taken with permission from the twitter feed of @chrisreinder of the incident in Times Square, New York, USA.

A car has ploughed into pedestrians in a “crazy” incident in the heart of New York City.

The collision took place in Times Square, with many workers in neighbouring buildings being told to stay inside.

Picture taken with permission from the twitter feed of @Bad_Episode of the incident in Times Square, New York, USA.© PA
Picture taken with permission from the twitter feed of @Bad_Episode of the incident in Times Square, New York, USA.

Twenty-two people are said to have received medical treatment, with one 18-year-old woman confirmed dead.

Witnesses described the vehicle driving against traffic and onto the pavement before striking people.

The 26-year-old driver of the vehicle is in custody. He is said to be a US Navy veteran and US citizen.

The incident is not believed to be terror-related.

The crash took place at 45th Street and Broadway at about 5pm local time.

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