New York : a car knocks over pedestrian in Times Square, at least one death

A car has knocked over a pedestrian Thursday in the late morning on Times Square in New York city, one of the places most frequented in the world, leading to one death and twelve injured, in what seemed to be an accident according to the fire department. “The FDNY confirms 1 dead and 19 injured in the car accident in Times Square,” said on Twitter the fire department of New York (Fire Department of New York). A photographer for theAgence France-Presse, which was very near the place of the accident, saw the vehicle tumbling down at full speed on the place where there were many tourists, under a radiant sun. “There were people on the ground,” and “people who were crying,” he said. He said he saw a woman whose face was covered with a white cloth, without being able to confirm if it was the deceased referred to by the fire department.

“A man has been arrested in the collision of Times Square,” said his side the police, without specifying whether it was the driver. “We believe that this is an isolated incident and the investigation is ongoing”, she added. A press conference had to intervene quickly. The new york police has confirmed that it was according to the information of “preliminary” to”an accident”, and that there were “multiple injuries”. She has not given other details in the immediate future. The vehicle has stopped his run, returning to a signpost and caught fire. Many emergency vehicles – police, ambulance, firefighters are on the scene.

Project foiled in 2010

Times Square, in the heart of Manhattan, with its theatres, its stores and its panels luminous giants is one of the most known squares in the world and attracts every day tourists from around the world. In may 2010, a proposed attack had been foiled. A car bomb containing explosive materials had been discovered nearby. The new york police is still very present.

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