One dead, 20 injured after car ploughs through pedestrians in New York’s Times Square

One person has died and around 20 others have been injured, after a man drove the wrong way up a Times Square street in New York City.

Witnesses said the driver, who was in a maroon-coloured Honda sedan, had driven against traffic and onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrians.

“Everybody was just running, everyone was concerned for their lives,” a witness told local CBS television.


The car crashed into a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway.

It’s believed the driver was intoxicated and police are not treating this as an act of terrorism.

Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly tourists from around the world, pass through Times Square on a daily basis.

President Donald Trump “has been made aware of the situation in Times Square and will continue to receive updates”, his spokesman Sean Spicer said.