“Right now we are investigating this as a road rage incident,” he said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. He added that the incident did not appear to be intentional.
Police continue to investigate the cause of the suspected road rage.
Ioc said the Lincoln's driver "did not seem to be in any medical distress" when officers found him and the heavily damaged car. The driver was taken into custody for questioning, WNBC reported.
The crash happened less than a mile from the path where a driver plowed into bicyclists and pedestrians in October, killing eight people and injuring 12 others. Police identified the driver as Sayfullo Saipov, 29, and deemed that attack an act of terror. Saipov has pleaded not guilty to multiple murder charges and providing material support to ISIS.