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.
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’.
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.
Shocking images captured in the aftermath of the crash show Rojas – wearing jeans and a brown t-shirt – running across a pedestrian crossing screaming.
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.