Car Ploughs Into Crowd Near World Trade Centre


Washington: Emergency services rushed to the scene after the black Lincoln Town Car mowed people down in lower Manhattan.

Cops have said the car was involved in at least two crashes before coming to a stop near Liberty Street and Broadway. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested, and four of the five injured were taken to hospital.

An NYPD spokesman said the car crashed before attempting to flee the scene. It then hit another vehicle and veered onto the pavement, knocking down pedestrians.

Pictures from the scene show the front of black sedan completely smashed in. Police and firefighters cordoned off the area as they dealt with the major incident. Detectives said investigations are in their “preliminary” stage.