1 dead after vehicle plows into Times Square crowd

"People just got stunned", he said. ABC News reports the driver has a history of DWIs.

Six months ago the city completed a $55 million, almost six-year renovation of Times Square that turned roadways into pedestrian zones.

The vehicle jumped the kerb at 45th Street and Broadway at 1155 local time (1655 GMT) and drove at high speed before crashing into a pole. Victims had no time to react and scramble for safety in crowded Times Square, said Alpha Balde, a sightseeing-ticket seller.

Rojas has two prior arrests for drunken driving and one for menacing last week.

"Bodies were flying, he was running over people, it was like nothing I'd ever seen", one witness named Julie Fallo told Gothamist.

The FDNY has just confirmed the latest patient count, stating that there are 19 injuries in total and one fatality.

"I wasn't even all the way in when the vehicle sped by", perhaps 10 feet behind her, said Long, a 54-year-old who was in town to see a musical.

Police say an 18-year-old woman killed by a auto that plowed through pedestrians in Times Square was a tourist from Portage, Michigan.

"I saw one lady he hit ― he dragged her up a half a block before she stopped at the corner, and he kept going up the street hitting everything on the way."

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Proehl was hit by a piece of gravel but otherwise was not injured, she said. The auto came to rest with its two right wheels in the air.

"He was just screaming when he got out of the auto", Bradix said.

City officials said the dead woman was 18 years old. He allegedly punched a police officer as they took him into custody.

Initial reports of the incident revived memories of July past year when a man driving a truck killed at least 84 people, 10 of them children, and injured 202 in the French city of Nice.

"Based on information we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism", Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Thursday afternoon in Times Square.

When the auto finally crashed into a pole, the driver got out of the vehicle and tried to run away, according to witnesses.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that US President Donald Trump "has been made aware" of the incident at Times Square.

Security camera video showed people being flung in bunches over the car's hood.

There was no immediate word from New York City police on the number of people who were hurt.

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