At least 20 people have reportedly been injured and one has been reported as dead after a car mounted the pavement in Times Square, New York.

Witnesses who viewed the attack claimed the incident occurred between 42nd and 43rd street.

Police and ambulance crews are currently at the scene.

The driver is said to be in custody and the area has been sealed off.

People around the world are shocked and horrified by the turn of events and many have took to Twitter to display their emotions and concerns:

Police are yet to discover whether there was any motive behind the accident, however police claim that the case isn’t terror related as of yet.