Raw: Pedestrians in Times Square hit by car

Posted at 12:41 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 12:41:52-04

NEW YORK CITY (RNN) - Several people were injured and one was killed when a speeding car drove through Times Square on Thursday around lunch time.

Besides the one fatality, twelve people were treated by the New York City Fire Department for injures. Their condition is unknown. 

The driver of the red sedan was removed from the vehicle, according to Reuters. The vehicle drove against traffic and onto the sidewalk when it struck the pedestrian. It was stopped after crashing into a pole on 45th Street and Broadway.

The New York City Police have placed Times Square on lockdown.

An injured person told Sky News the driver's actions seemed "intentional."

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