NY Square pedestrian horror: Accused driver taken in for ‘evaluation’

New York City (New York) [India], May 19 : Richard Rojas, 26, the driver of the car that killed one and injured 22 others in the busy New York Times Square on Thursday, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center for evaluation.

Rojas was reportedly a Navy veteran with a history of driving under influence (DUIs) arrests. The driver has previously been charged and arrested with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon for threatening a man.

The New York Times reported that the driver was under the influence of drugs when he rammed into pedestrians in the city's most crowded and high-profile area.

During investigations, Rojas reportedly made statements that suggested that he was trying to provoke the police into killing him.

18 year old Alyssa Elsman was killed in the incident while her 13 year old sister was one of those injured.

Source: ANI