Widespread Road Closures After Times Square Crash | NBC New York

Widespread Road Closures After Times Square Crash

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    Times Square was blocked off after a car careened into pedestrians killing one young woman on Thursday. Erica Byfield reports.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    At least one person has died and nearly two dozen were hurt when a wrong-way driver slammed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square Thursday.

    Early indications from law enforcement sources are that the incident is an isolated one and not connected to terrorism. Even so, with a recent history of deadly car-versus-pedestrian terror incidents around the world, the initial law enforcement response was intense, perhaps fearing the worst.

    In Pictures: Car Slams into Crowd in Times SquareIn Pictures: Car Slams into Crowd in Times Square

    Widespread road closures were in effect as a result:

    - West 42nd Street is closed from 1st Avenue to 9th Avenue in both directions

    - West 43rd-49th Streets are closed from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue in both directions

    - The 23rd Street exit is closed on the northbound FDR Drive

    - The 42nd Street exit is closed in both directions on the FDR Drive


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