The driver who hit in new York, wanted to help
MOSCOW, may 21 — RIA Novosti. The driver who hit pedestrians in the center of new York, knew that “losing his mind” and wanted to help, the newspaper writes New York Post.
“I tried to get help. I wanted to fix his life. I wanted to get a job, find a girl,” — said Richard Rojas in an interview, when he was already in prison.
He claims that shortly before the tragedy, talked with the consultant on mental health, which promised to contact him, but never did. Without receiving the necessary assistance, the 26-year-old man got into his Honda and made impact.
In his first morning in prison, Rojas said that he can’t remember anything about the offense. “The last thing I remember is I’m driving in my car. Then I woke up in the plot. I was scared,” said the man.
As writes the edition, Roxas was surprised to find the wounds on his body, and stated that he could not believe what happened. He wants to see a record of the incident and make sure that the attacker was driving it. “I just want to apologize to the families of all the victims. I want to apologize to my mother,” he added.
Around noon on Thursday, the car made arrival on pedestrians in the square times square in new York. The culprit was a 26-year-old resident of the Bronx, Richard Rojas, previously served in the U.S. Navy. Rammed people and crashing into the fence of the sidewalk at the intersection of 45th street and Broadway, he tried to escape but was detained. Killed 18-year-old girl more than 20 people were injured. The incident is not being treated as a terrorist attack.
Test for alcohol intoxication, taken from Rojas showed a negative result, but the British Daily Mail reported that he was under the influence of synthetic marijuana causes hallucinations and emotional disorders.
Rojas was charged with second-degree murder he is also charged in the 20 paragraphs of attempted second-degree murder. In the legal system of the state of new York of second-degree murder is considered a less serious crime than premeditated murder premeditated.