BREAKING: 1 Dead, 20 Injured In Times Square Car Crash
Update (2:20 p.m.): Times Square is empty, except for NYPD officers.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes makes a snide comment. "This horible event in Times Square looks like DWI, which kills *thousands of more people a year than terrorism* so we can ignore it," the reporter quipped.
In all fairness, the media does emphasize terror attacks more, because they are more coordinated and terrifying. Perhaps there is a double standard — after all, people were injured and one killed in this attack.
"We feel deeply for those injured and particularly for the family of the young women who was lost. Our prayers are with all of them," tweeted New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke with a victim.
One person has died and at least 20 people have been injured after a huge car crash in Times Square in New York City.
A red Honda Accord came smashing into the iconic area of the Big Apple before it came to a stop by crashing into steel barriers at 45th and 7th Avenue, CBS News New York reported.
The NYPD reported that the motive is not terror, but possibly a DWI. The driver, a 26-year-old man from the Bronx, has two prior DWIs, according to the NYPD. He has been taken into custody and is currently being tested for drugs and alcohol.
The police department also reported the crash is "believed to be an isolated incident."