Navy oldster plows pedestrians in Times Square; 1 teen killed, 22 hurt, officials say

A male directed his automobile onto a trail using by Times Square and mowed down pedestrians for 3 blocks Thursday, murdering a teenager, afterwards emerged from his wrecked automobile wild-eyed and screaming before he was resigned by military and bystanders.

The driver, a 26-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, told officers he was conference voices and approaching to die, dual law coercion officials said.

Helpless pedestrians had small time to conflict as a automobile barreled down a trail and by intersections before outstanding into a quarrel of steel confidence barriers commissioned to forestall automobile attacks on a block where vast crowds accumulate each New Year’s Eve. The automobile came to rest with a dual right wheels in a air.

Police pronounced 23 people were struck, including an 18-year-old traveller from Michigan who died. The woman’s 13-year-old sister was among a injured.