A Bronx man drove his car into 23 people on a sidewalk in Times Square Thursday, killing one, authorities said.

Richard Rojas, 26, jumped the curb at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue shortly before noon and continued to drive until 45th Street, police said.

An 18-year-old woman was killed and 22 others were injured, according to officials.

The crash shut down several blocks of Seventh Avenue and surrounding streets for several hours.

Scroll down to see photos from the scene.

The driver of the car was a 26-year-old
The driver of the car was a 26-year-old Navy veteran from the Bronx, according to police. (Credit: EPA / Justin Lane)
The car tilted onto its side after striking
The car tilted onto its side after striking killing one person and injuring 22 others in Times Square on May 18, 2017. (Credit: EPA / Gary He)
The car jumped the curb at 42nd Street
The car jumped the curb at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue and continued up the sidewalk until it reached 45th Street, according to police. (Credit: EPA / Gary He)

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A pedestrian is taken to an emergency vehicle
A pedestrian is taken to an emergency vehicle after being part of a crowd that was struck by a car in Times Square on May 18, 2017. (Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)
An injured pedestrian, one of 23 people who
An injured pedestrian, one of 23 people who were struck by a car in Times Square, is taken to an ambulance on May 18, 2017. (Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)
Officials on the scene after a Bronx man
Officials on the scene after a Bronx man jumped a curb and struck a crowd of people in Times Square on May 18, 2017. (Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)
Twenty-two pedestrians were injured and one was killed
Twenty-two pedestrians were injured and one was killed when a speeding car jumped a curb in Times Square on May 18, 2017. (Credit: Kelly Graves)
Police blocked off streets around the scene of
Police blocked off streets around the scene of the car crash that killed one person and injured 22 others in Times Square on May 18, 2017. (Credit: Nicole Brown)

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Streets around the scene of the crash were
Streets around the scene of the crash were closed off for several hours on May 18, 2017. (Credit: FDNY via Twitter)