New York’s local stations are in rolling coverage following a deadly crash in Times Square.
Around Noon today, a car careened through the the intersection of 47th St. after driving the wrong way up 7th Avenue in the heart of the so-called Crossroads of the World. At least one person was killed and more than 20 injured before the car was upended on some safety bollards. The 26-year-old driver was taking into custody. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has ruled out terrorism. The New York Post reports the driver had prior arrests for DWI.
WABC and WCBS were both in their Noon newscasts when the story broke. WNBC, WNYW and WPIX quickly broke in with coverage. The stations are using a combination of ground crews, choppers and many building-mounted cameras in the congested, pedestrian area. Times Square has been made more pedestrian friendly in recent years with the closing of Broadway to all vehicles.
Manhattan: 45 street and 7ave car just jumped the curb in times square , multiple injuries being reported via @gb__ pic.twitter.com/mPwaAbVlI7
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) May 18, 2017
#BREAKING: 1 dead, at least 13 hurt after car hits pedestrians before crashing in busy Times Square https://t.co/Ij6ji6ZBFE pic.twitter.com/9bDHu9P6wQ
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) May 18, 2017
BREAKING: 1 person is dead in #TimesSquare crash, according to FDNY sources. pic.twitter.com/4MvecT8jDI
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) May 18, 2017
UPDATE: A preliminary investigation suggests the deadly crash in Times Square was accidental https://t.co/MOjwicKuFq pic.twitter.com/hZACLCpeQo
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) May 18, 2017
WATCH LIVE: Officials say 22 were injured and 1 woman died in the crash https://t.co/0djdJZktt3
— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) May 18, 2017