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Check Out The Agonizing Footage of The Car Rampage In Times Square, NY- 18 Year Old Killed, Several Injured

Times Square car crash into people

More harrowing footage has emerged showing the full extent of the Times Square car rampage yesterday

Alyssa Elsman, 18, died and 22 others were injured when the maroon car ploughed through New York’s famous square on Thursday.

Four of them are critically injured, authorities have said.

The driver, Richard Rojas, 26, was arrested at the scene after being pinned down by heroic bystanders as he tried to flee.

The former Navy officer has previous convictions for drunk driving.

Police are not treating the incident as terrorism-related.

The car can be seen lifting off the ground as it ploughs into people in Times Square
One person was killed and more than 20 injured during the sickening incident
Pedestrians flee in terror as the car approaches

Live: Horror in New York’s Times Square as car rams into pedestrians ‘killing one and injuring 20’

Rojas was reportedly smoking synthetic marijuana before the crash.

It is claimed he told police he ‘heard voices’ and wanted to be killed by officers – a tactic known in the US as ‘suicide by cop’.

Alyssa Elman, 18, died after being hit by the car (Photo: Facebook)
Alyssa Elsman 
Horrific CCTV footage captured the crash
Victims were sent flying over the bonnet of the car

One CCTV clip captured the car swerving into a group of pedestrians near a crossing and being thrown into the air like skittles.

Another video from a different angle showed the car suddenly launching into the crowd at speed.

Dozens are sent flying although remarkably most appear to escape unscathed.

Harrowing CCTV of the car ploughing through pedestrians emerged (Photo: Twitter)
A further 22 people were injured
The vehicle eventually hit a bollard after reportedly driving on the pavement for three blocks.

Shocking images captured in the aftermath of the crash show Rojas – wearing jeans and a brown t-shirt – running across a pedestrian crossing screaming.

Richard Rojas was arrested after driving a car through Times Square (Photo: Charles Guerin/Best Image/Vantagenews.com)
Richard Rojas was chased down by members of the public and NYPD 
Richard Rojas was tackled to the ground by officers (Photo: Charles Guerin/Best Image/Vantagenews.com)

One victim in a red shirt lies on the ground near the stricken vehicle, while a terrified woman walks with a little girl just metres from the driver.

A witness stopped the driver from fleeing and with help from another bystander pinned him down and held him for police, a journalist at the scene said.

Rojas was later seen with his shirt torn after being grabbed by police – with his head pressed against a pole as cuffs were put on him.


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