NEW YORK CITY — A tourist visiting New York City was killed and nearly two dozen people were injured after the driver of a car drove up the sidewalk in the middle of a busy Times Square Thursday.
It happened just before noon near 44th Street and Seventh Avenue — the heart of Times Square near Broadway. Police said the driver of a Honda drove at a high rate of speed the wrong way up the sidewalk along Seventh Avenue, plowing into pedestrians before crashing and coming to a stop.
An 18-year-old tourist from Michigan died at the scene, officials said. She’s been identified as Alyssa Elsman. Her 13-year-old sister was with her at the time and was injured in the incident.
Twenty-two others were injured. Four of them are in critical condition, three are in serious condition — and all are expected to survive.
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