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Speeding car plows into pedestrians in Times Square; cause or motive unknown

One person is dead and at least 13 people are being treated for injuries after a car sped into pedestrians in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At least one person has died and 13 people are being treated for injuries in New York after a car plowed into the sidewalk in the middle of Times Square on Thursday, according to Reuters.

NYPD confirmed that the driver lost control between 42nd and 43rd streets and is now in custody.

Motive remains unknown, but witnesses tell Reuters that the car was driving against traffic up onto the sidewalk where it struck pedestrians.

An NYPD spokesman has already asserted that the incident does not appear to be terror-related.

This story is developing and will be updated as details emerge.

UPDATE: The injury toll from the accident may be as high as 20, although information remains uncertain. More media outlets have confirmed the NYPD's initial report that the driver had a history of alcohol abuse and driving under the influence. This story will be updated as further firm details become available.

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