On May 18 2017, around 11.45am New York time, Richard Rojan drives a red Honda Accord into pedestrins walking on 7th Avenue on Times Square. There were 23 victims, including one young woman from Michigan (18) who died.
Personally I believe there was a car driving on the pavement in Times Square on May 18. But any normal person comfortably walking, would already have searched cover in or near a shop. The moment you hear screams, your instinct will tell you to move away from the centre of the street/pavement (find cover). To make sure everyone is finding cover, you can simply put some “helpers” along the route, to make sure disabled people, children and elderly, are also responding fast enough.
Next, victims are needed, who do not get out of the away fast enough. When they are given proper stuntman training, they know how to fall on the car and roll-over safely. By increasing the speed of the film, the effects seem more realistic. Notice, how people move more quickly then is natural? This is not just running, they increased the speed of the film. People don’t walk like that.
The only thing left to do, is make sure the victims remain on the pavement, with enough blood on them. It can be done.
- At 0.23s in the above (first) video, it shows how the Honda is able to make the U-turn after the traffic lights. First, the (bus) yellow taxi behind him stops before the traffic lights. The white van behind him in the middle lane, drives very slowly, apparantly to move to the left lane, but he does not move to the left, untill after the lights turn red again. The red Honda can now easily turn right, as it is before the traffic from the left can start driving again.
- The person with the suitcase-on-wheels waits in front of the zebra-street-crossing, even though he is allowed to cross the street. By having four people being hit at once the moment the car enters the pavement, everyone else is alarmed.
- Likely, the driver is a professional stuntman too. Either they trained him beforehand, or Richard Rojas switched places after the car was crashed. The street apphrehension where he was caught, includes a lot of man.