New York City police say a preliminary investigation indicates the car crash that killed one pedestrian and injured at least a dozen others in Times Square is likely an accident, and not a deliberate ramming attack.

“Preliminarily it looks more like a vehicle accident than anything else,” a New York police spokesman tells AFP.

Photos on social media show a maroon sedan vehicle lay partially upended on its side on the sidewalk with smoke and isolated flames spewing out of the hood.

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