A terrifying car crash in Times Square sent ripples through the Broadway community Thursday. One pedestrian was killed and at least 22 others injured when an intoxicated driver plowed through the crowd right in the heart of the Theater District.
Following news of the accident, celebrities took to Twitter to share their reactions.
“Thoughts and prayers to loved ones and neighbors in the theatre district in light of this morning’s car crash,” tweeted Mr. Hamilton himself, Lin-Manuel Miranda. “So scary.”
Tony nominee Josh Groban — whose show, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, is right around the corner from the scene of the incident — wrote, “What a horrible accident in our Broadway hood today. Devastating. Be safe out there.”
Olivia Wilde, Sara Bareilles, and other NYC locals also commented. Read the tweets below:
Thoughts and prayers to loved ones and neighbors in the theatre district in light of this morning's car crash. So scary.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 18, 2017
What a horrible accident in our Broadway hood today. Devastating. Be safe out there.— josh groban (@joshgroban) May 18, 2017
Sooo sad to hear about the accident at Times Square. Just terrible. 😟💔— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) May 18, 2017
Omg what a day 2 people I know dead, a massive car crash in Times Square what else? Be careful out there everyone ugh— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) May 18, 2017
Walked my normal route to work today through Times Sq just as all hell broke loose. Horrible. Thanks to police & fire for reacting so fast.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) May 18, 2017
Prayers going out for the people in NYC Times Square. What a day— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) May 18, 2017
Sad to hear a Navy veteran mowed down 23 people in Times Square, killing an 18-year old girl. Our vets from the permanent war need help.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 18, 2017
We feel deeply for those injured and particularly for the family of the young woman who was lost. Our prayers are with all of them.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 18, 2017