1 dead, 22 hurt hurt when car drives down Times Square sidewalk; police suspect DUI
TIMES SQUARE — One person is dead and 22 hurt in Times Square.
Early reports indicate a car drove down a sidewalk on 7th street between 42nd and 43rd.
Police say the cause was likely an impaired driver and not an act of terrorism.
The driver has been identified by police as 26-year-old Richard Rojas of New York.
Rojas has two previous DUI convictions.
The car came to rest with two of its wheels in the air, leaning on a lamppost and steel barriers intended to block vehicles from getting onto the sidewalk.