Each year the Elsman girls went with family members on a trip, a vacation the two teenagers anticipated all year. On Thursday morning they were strolling the neon-trimmed heart of New York City when a motorist jumped the curb and plowed through three blocks of Times Square sidewalk and into crowds of pedestrians. Twenty people were injured, including 13-year-old Ava Elsman. One person was killed: Ava’s sister, Alyssa, who was 18. Alyssa was a delight to know but initially reserved, said Eric Alburtus, the principal of Central High School in Portage, Mich., the city of ...
For family of Times Square crash victim, 'nothing is safe anymore'
A motorist jumped the curb and plowed through three blocks of Times Square sidewalk
Sarah Maslin Nir | NYT Last Updated at May 20, 2017 15:57 IST