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New Yorkers Run For Cover as Car Rams Into Pedestrians in Times Square

A driver sped into pedestrians in Times Square at midday on Thursday, killing one person and injuring nearly two dozen others.

Firefighters walk past a wrecked car in the intersection of 45th and Broadway in Times Square, May 18, 2017 in New York City. According to reports, a wrong-way driver plowed into pedestrians and there were multiple injuries and one fatality.

 

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People attend to an injured man in Times Square.

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First responders arrive at the scene. 

While officials did not immediately release a cause for the mayhem at the bustling crossroads, the incident appeared to be an accident, said NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill.

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Bystanders attend to an injured pedestrian. 

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A police officer takes the license plate of the car after it ran into pedestrians in Times Square.

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A woman speaks on the phone as others attend to an injured person. The area is typically swamped by tourists and office workers.

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Police investigate the vehicle, a 2009 Honda Accord.

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Emergency workers treat a victim. 

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A body of a deceased person lies covered on the sidewalk in front of the 3 Times Square building. The deceased victim's 13-year-old sister was among the injured and was taken to the hospital, police said.

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Emergency workers treat a victim.

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An injured man is seen on a crosswalk in Times Square being attended to by passersby.

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A vehicle sits atop a bollard after multiple people were injured in Times Square.

The driver "accelerated across at an angle, went up on the curb and hit that whole group of people waiting," witness Julie Fallo, 47, of New Jersey, told NBC News.

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A victim is helped by emergency workers as she lies on the sidewalk.

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