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Unfortunately it's not hard to hit 12 people in Times Square. It can be insanely crowded even in the middle of the day on a Thursday. Since it is so crowded, a lot of the pedestrians aren't really looking and they just "go with the flow". So they end up crossing streets for a lot longer than the walk signals should let them. 

 

Of course cars should always stop and not hit people, but if the person was drunk, or even just not paying attention, it would sadly be quite easy. Also considering the speed at which some drivers go on streets in NYC.

 

Of course the other possibility (before foul play) would be something like a seizure. If there is evidence he accelerated prior to hitting people (eye witnesses or something), he could have had a seizure that led to putting pressure on the gas. That happens not infrequently on the road, just most of the time it doesn't happen in a place quite as crowded as Times Square.

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Heard the person was former military, intoxicated, convict, and known for driving drunk.


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7 hours ago, bcking said:

Unfortunately it's not hard to hit 12 people in Times Square. It can be insanely crowded even in the middle of the day on a Thursday. Since it is so crowded, a lot of the pedestrians aren't really looking and they just "go with the flow". So they end up crossing streets for a lot longer than the walk signals should let them. 

 

Of course cars should always stop and not hit people, but if the person was drunk, or even just not paying attention, it would sadly be quite easy. Also considering the speed at which some drivers go on streets in NYC.

 

Of course the other possibility (before foul play) would be something like a seizure. If there is evidence he accelerated prior to hitting people (eye witnesses or something), he could have had a seizure that led to putting pressure on the gas. That happens not infrequently on the road, just most of the time it doesn't happen in a place quite as crowded as Times Square.

Of course 

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