A memorial has been set up on the west side of Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets in Times Square to commemorate the victims from Thursday's fatal car crash that killed one person and injured another 22.
At around noon, a man who has been identified as 26-year-old Bronx resident Richard Rojas was driving a red Honda Accord southbound on Broadway at 42nd Street. He then made a U-turn and sped along the sidewalk, colliding with pedestrians over the course of three blocks before coming to a halt when his car hit a stanchion on the northwest corner of 45th Street and Broadway.
An 18-year-old woman who was visiting New York with her mother and sister from Kalamazoo, Michigan was killed, and four other people were critically injured, according to the New York Times. The memorial, which includes photos of the woman who passed away and several buckets of flowers, is in the approximate location where she was hit by the car.
The New York Police Department has fenced off the sidewalk in the area where the accident took place, and have also installed concrete barriers at each intersection to prevent cars from driving on the sidewalks.
Photograph: Clayton Guse
Another small memorial is also in place on the northwest corner of 45th and Broadway, where the car came to a halt. Passersby were seen leaving flowers and taking pictures of each memorial, but it was otherwise business as usual at the popular tourist venue.
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