Nineteen people have been injured and at least one is dead after a Bronx man names Richard Rojas, 26, rammed his car into the Times Square crowd. Now, shocking footage of the driver being arrested has surfaced. See it here.
A 26-year-old man from the Bronx, New York, was arrested on May 18 after plowing through a crowd of people in Times Square shortly after noon. At least one person did not survive, and nineteen others are injured. “It’s a vehicle collision with multiple pedestrian struck and the incident happened around 12 noon today on West 42nd st and 2nd Ave,” NYPD PIO, Officer Magoolaghan told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “The driver is in custody and we’re still investigating. At this time we know that they’re 13 people injured and and one dead and the driver is a 26-year-old male who is in custody…the suspect in custody hasn’t been charged with any crimes yet and we’ve not ID’d him [yet.]” The situation is being investigated, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio are reportedly on their way to the scene in Midtown Manhattan.
The driver has a history of being arrested for DWI, as a law enforcement official told the New York Times, and as he operated the maroon Honda Accord, he “appeared to have been either drunk or on drugs.” The vehicle then crashed and flipped on its side, according to eyewitnesses at the scene. You can WATCH the wild video of the driver being taken away in handcuffs, via a witness, below:
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy, and encourage those in the area to exercise caution. This story is developing, so keep checking back at HollywoodLife.com for updates.
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