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Calls for more sidewalk barriers after Times Square crash

Calls for more sidewalk barriers after Times Square crash

FILE - In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 file photo, a vehicle rests on a security barrier in New York's Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians, injuring at least a dozen people.

The vehicle ended up tilted on its left tires at West 45th Street, where street barriers stopped it, O'Neill said. Rojas was charged at the time with misdemeanor battery and resisting an officer without violence, but it was unclear how the case was resolved.

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One day after allegedly making a U-turn and steering the auto onto packed sidewalks for a three-block stretch, the 26-year-old suspect was arraigned on murder and other charges Friday.

He didn't enter a plea and was held without bail.

Parts of his vehicle flew off as he struck people and objects, and at one point he drove under scaffolding on the sidewalk, he said.

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Police said the young woman killed on the sidewalk was Alyssa Elsman, 18, who was on vacation with her family from MI. Up to 20 people might be injured and rammed into a crowd of people.

"He was troubled and lashing out", the mayor said.

Rojas "had demonstrated mental health issues going back to childhood", he added.

In addition to the murder charge, Rojas also faces 20 counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated vehicular homicide and a count of attempted murder in the second degree, according to the criminal complaint. Officials said four of the injured were in critical condition, but their wounds did not appear to be life-threatening. Her 13-year-old sister was among the injured.

Elsman was a 2016 graduate of Portage Central High School. "She will be deeply missed by the staff and students here".

In 2013, Rojas - while in the Navy in Florida- pleaded guilty to drunken driving, failure to pay a just debt, drunk and disorderly conduct and communicating a threat. A military judge sentenced him to three months confinement. He had accused the notary of stealing his identity.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and O'Neill reassured the public that the incident was not terror-related.

The 2009 Honda Accord sedan went up on a sidewalk on 7th Ave between 42nd and 43rd street - hitting multiple pedestrians.

In the redesign, decisions on the placement of bollards were based on recommendations from the New York Police Department, Mr Burney said.

Witnesses described a harrowing scene that started with screeching tires and ended with screams, chaos and a fiery crash at one of the world's most visited sites. "There's this red auto, full speed, careening down the sidewalk". In deciding how many barriers to install, planners wanted to avoid cluttering the square and impeding foot traffic along sidewalks that are often choked with people.

"I can't comment on the exact chemical substance", he said.

She continued: "I wouldn't be here now if I hadn't crossed the street".

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