NEW YORK • A speeding red sedan struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in New York City's Times Square yesterday, killing at least one person.
A Reuters picture showed a woman lying on the sidewalk with her face covered with a white sheet.
Thirteen people were being treated for injuries after the collision at the popular midtown Manhattan tourist spot, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The New York Police Department said the crash was likely a case of DWI, or driving while impaired, and not terrorism, CBS news reported.
An injured pedestrian told Reuters that the driver, who was taken into custody following the incident, appeared to have intentionally mowed down the pedestrians.
The driver was said to be driving against the traffic before mounting the sidewalk in 7th Avenue and 45th Street in the city.
Twitter user Michael Rickerby wrote: "Just witnessed a car running people over in Times Square. Scariest moment of my life. What is wrong with some people?!"