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Multiple injuries as car hits people in New York's Times Square

AFP | 2017-05-18 18:55:34.0
A vehicle that drove up on the sidewalk on Broadway & 43rd is seen in Times Square in New York, U.S., May 18, 2017.
Image by: Courtesy Liz Long/Instagram/@lizlong88/Handout via REUTERS / REUTERS

A car struck pedestrians in New York's Times Square on Thursday, causing multiple injuries in one of the most popular tourists spots in Manhattan, police and a photographer said.

More than 10 people appeared to have been hurt as ambulances and police cars descended on the area, the photographer said. "Preliminarily it looks more like a vehicle accident than anything else," a New York police spokesman told AFP.

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First responders are at the scene as people help injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square in New York, U.S.  Picture: REUTERS/Jeremy Schultz

Police confirmed only that there were "multiple injuries."

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A vehicle that struck pedestrians in Times Square and later crashed is seen on the sidewalk in New York City, U.S. Picture: REUTERS/Mike Segar.

The vehicle was on fire, the AFP photographer said. A maroon sedan vehicle lay partially upended on its side on the sidewalk with smoke and isolated flames spewing out of the hood, photographs on social media showed.

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An injured woman is seen at a crosswalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City. Picture: REUTERS/Mike Segar.

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An injured woman is helped by emergency workers as she lies on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City, U.S., May 18, 2017. 

Picture: REUTERS/Mike Segar. 

Times Square is typically packed with tourists and office workers. It lies in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and leads to Broadway, New York's famed theater district.

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