1 dead, dozens injured after car speeds onto Times Square sidewalk

Vehicle speeds onto NYC's Times Square sidewalk, hitting people Thursday, May 18, 2017. (Courtesy semiquasicelebritywannabe instagram)

A vehicle that was speeding through New York City's Times Square drove onto the sidewalk, hitting pedestrians, killing one person.

According to the FDNY, at least 19 people were injured.

WNBC reports investigators are looking into the crash as an accident, claiming the driver panicked and fled the scene.

The 26-year-old driver is currently in custody. According to WNBC, the driver is from the Bronx, and has a history of DWI arrests and suspensions.

Police have blocked off the area as they investigate.

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