Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

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Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby Flightmare » Thu May 18, 2017 12:05 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/18/car-jumps-curb-hits-pedestrians-in-times-square-reports-say.html

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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby philip964 » Thu May 18, 2017 1:47 pm

Witnesses said traveling at 100 mph and trying to hit people. Not terrorism related it's being reported.

Times Square Driver Crashes Into Pedestrians, Killing 1 and Injuring 22 - The New York Times
https://apple.news/AHwWUmLYtTnyTNp6nx28zEQ


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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby crazy2medic » Thu May 18, 2017 2:10 pm

Only difference between mass murder and terrorism is the motivation, so how exactly do they know it wasn't terrorism
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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby allisji » Thu May 18, 2017 2:30 pm

The driver Richard Rojas is a U.S. citizen who previously served in the Navy, authorities said. The 26-year-old Bronx man had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated, in 2008 and 2015...

Multiple witnesses told Fox News the vehicle was travelling against traffic and trying to enter a pedestrian section of Times Square.


The man has a past history of DWI, and was apparently driving the wrong way in traffic and then attempted to drive onto a pedestrian area.

My guess is that they are suspecting that he was under the influence and accidently went the wrong way on a one way RD, then tried to hurry to the next intersection so that he could turn off of the wrong way rd and ended up on a pedestrian rd instead... Tried to speed away but kept running people over until he crashed into a light post. Then he attempted to flee on foot and was tackled and restrained by citizens until the police arrived.
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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby philip964 » Thu May 18, 2017 4:45 pm

http://nypost.com/2017/05/18/times-squa ... kill-them/

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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby philip964 » Thu May 18, 2017 11:53 pm

The driver wasn't drunk this is a deliberate slaughter of innocents.

Terrible horrific video.


So evil.


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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby striker55 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:25 am

Same video can be seen on YouTube,


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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby MechAg94 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:08 am

From the video, it looks like people didn't have time to recognize the threat much less get out of the way.
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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby Bitter Clinger » Fri May 19, 2017 12:04 pm

philip964 wrote:The driver wasn't drunk this is a deliberate slaughter of innocents.

Terrible horrific video.

So evil.


You are correct. He was clearly AIMING to HIT people! No time to react for the majority of those innocent victims! :mad5
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Re: Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

Postby Sport Coach » Sat May 20, 2017 12:24 am

This is one of those videos which challenges typical situational awareness. I don't think I'd honestly be able to react if I were in the first 50 yds of this murderer's acceleration. Just the amount of time to hear the noise, turn your head, assess that yes a car was coming at you then to move quickly would be unlikely. Action beats reaction every time.
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