The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said there were no Filipinos hurt after a car plowed into the pedestrians of New York City's Times Square.
"There were no reports of Filipinos injured in the incident in Times Square yesterday, as of the latest information received from our Consulate General in New York," the DFA said in a statement.
The department, however, said they are coordinating with New York authorities.
"Our Consulate General is closely coordinating with New York authorities and is ready to provide consular assistance to affected Filipinos should it be needed," it said.
A Reuters report said that an 18-year-old woman was killed while 22 people were injured in the incident. The driver of a burgundy Honda sedan was identified as Richard Rojas, 26, who was then placed under the police custody.
Rojas plowed into the sidewalk and sped along for more than three city blocks, knocking people over before the car hit a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan. — Marlly Rome Bondoc/RSJ, GMA News