Meet The Guy Who Tackled The Times Square Driver

One of the biggest headlines this week was about a vehicle plowing into a crowd in Times Square NYC.

The driver, who was later identified as 26 year old Richard Rojas of the Bronx, had ran his car into a crowd of people, killing one teenage girl from Michigan, and injuring many others.

Rojas has had many arrests that include two for driving while under the influence.

Speaking to ABC News, Kenya Bradix, 47, saw Rojas driving his car the wrong way on 7th Avenue between 44th and 45th streets. After he saw it crash, he took down the driver after a traffic agent told him to “get him.”

Bradix, who works as a Planet Hollywood doorman recounted, “I ran toward him and tackled him down.” Bradix said he was helped by two other passers-by as well as a police officer who was off duty.

According to Bradix, he had no idea what the driver had done until he saw bodies in the street.

“I was just doing something that I hope people would do, because I was trying to do the right thing,” he said.

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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