NEW YORK CITY ― A vehicle barreled into pedestrians on a New York City sidewalk Thursday, leaving at least one person dead and at least 12 others injured, according the New York City Fire Department. 

The male driver of the vehicle is in custody, according to New York City Police Department. The incident is still being investigated.

“Right now it’s an isolated incident but they’re still [taking] all precautionary measures,” NYPD spokeswoman Arlene Muniz told HuffPost.

Images of the aftermath were posted by social media users, which showed a car spewing smoke as first responders report to the scene. (Some of the photos below may be disturbing to some readers.) 

People are laying on the sidewalks in Times Square, a car seems to have run on the sidewalk. pic.twitter.com/g2efKLfoX8

— gb (@gb__) May 18, 2017

Tiffany Wong, 23, was across the street when the crash occurred.

“It was unreal, I’m still trying to process,” Wong told HuffPost. “I saw the car go down the sidewalk across from me, then it was smoking and on fire. I saw one woman who was hit and on the ground. And that was after he hit a bunch of others.”

Wong said she saw a man inside the vehicle crawl out and try to run away. Other pedestrians stopped him from fleeing, she added.

Witnesses said there was panic immediately following the crash. Some people fled the scene, while others rushed to get police help. Within 20 minutes, officers had secured the square.

Tyrone Lopez, 37, said the driver was flying up the street at upwards of “70 miles per hour” and that he kept hitting pedestrians as he careened from 42nd street up to 45th street.

”I saw one lady he hit ― he dragged her up a half a block before she stopped at the corner, and he kept going up the street hitting everything on the way.”

The NYPD and first responders are on the scene of a still active investigation. 

See more photos of the incident below.

  • falsettoland/Instagram

    The car that ran into pedestrians in Times Square on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

  • Mike Segar / Reuters

    An injured woman lies on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk.

  • Drew Angerer via Getty Images

    A wrecked car sits in the intersection of 45th Street and Broadway in Times Square, May 18, 2017 in New York City.

  • Reuters Staff / Reuters

    First responders are assisting injured pedestrians after a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk in Times Square.

  • Drew Angerer via Getty Images

    According to reports there were multiple injuries and one fatality after the car plowed into a crowd of people. 

  • Reuters Staff / Reuters

    First responders are at the scene as people help injured pedestrians. 

  • Mike Segar / Reuters

    An injured man is seen on the sidewalk in Times Square. 

  • Mike Segar / Reuters

    A woman attends to an injured man on the sidewalk in Times Square. 

  • JEWEL SAMAD via Getty Images

    People attend injured pedestrians a moment after a car plunged into them in Times Square. 

  • JEWEL SAMAD via Getty Images

    Police secure an are near a car after it plunged into pedestrians in Times Square. 

  • Mike Segar / Reuters

    A woman is seen on the sidewalk in Times Square after a speeding vehicle struck pedestrians on the sidewalk. 

This is a developing story.

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