Multiple injuries as auto hits people in New York's Times Square

Police said 23 people were hit by the auto, including an 18-year-old tourist from MI who died. The vehicle crashed into a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway before police took the driver away.

NY mayor Bill de Blasio said: "Based on the information we have at this moment, there is no indication that this was an act of terrorism".

Witnesses said the motorist was driving against traffic before his burgundy Honda sedan mounted the sidewalk and struck pedestrians. The bollards are created to stop vehicles going about 30 miles an hour, he said. Police then handcuffed him.

Police and fire officials closed off an area of several blocks.

Reports say police are testing whether he was under the influence of alcohol.

"There were a lot of people out, enjoying the good day, and then I heard screaming and the auto running over bodies", she said. Dark windows. A dark red auto hitting people and passing to 47th street", Aslam said."I work here at 43rd street at this table.

"The vehicle hit a barricade and stopped".

Images from the scene show the vehicle on its side, resting against a lamp post.

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NY police confirmed one dead, 12 injured in the Times Square auto accident as ambulances and police cars descended on the area, the photographer said.

Proehl was hit by a piece of gravel but otherwise was not injured, she said. The vehicle crashed into a utility pole, and appeared to catch fire.

In 2010, Times Square was the target of an attempted vehicle bombing.

One woman was covered with a bloodstained blanket following the collision, which occurred close to noon local time at the Midtown Manhattan tourist venue, a Reuters witness said.

President Trump has been briefed on the situation, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. "We feel deeply for those injured and particularly for the family of the young woman who was lost".

Images on social media also showed people being taken away on stretchers and other casualties strewn around the walkway.

The sidewalks in many parts of Times Square and surrounding blocks are lined with metal posts created to prevent cars from getting onto the sidewalks and other public areas.

More than 300,000 pedestrians visit the heart of Times Square, where the crash took place, every day.

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