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Massive Times Square car crash kills one, injures 12

An out-of-control car vaulted a sidewalk and plowed into a group of pedestrians in Times Square Thursday — killing one and injuring 12 others, authorities said.

A 26-year-old Bronx man was taken into custody following the horrific wreck.

Witnesses said the driver of the maroon Honda sedan appeared to be targeting people on Seventh Ave. near W. 43rd St. about 12:15 p.m.

But police sources said the incident did not appear to be terror-related.

First-responders were rushing the wounded to Bellevue and Saint Luke’s Hospitals.

Mayor de Blasio was heading to the scene.

Initial reports suggest that the driver lost control of his vehicle near W. 43rd St. and struck several people over the next two blocks.

“I just decided to cross the street 30 sec before or I’d be dead,” tweeted witness Annie Donahey.

“This didn’t look like an accident. The driver was steering into people.”

The unidentified driver has two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated, sources said.

An injured woman lies on the sidewalk after the brutal collision.

An injured woman lies on the sidewalk after the brutal collision.

(MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS)

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