A car slammed into a crowd in New York's Times Square on Thursday, with photos from the scene showing multiple victims on the ground.

"13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square," the fire department tweeted.

The maroon sedan came to rest on two wheels, wedged up against a light pole and metal barrier poles. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

The crash took place shortly before noon. Minutes later the fire department tweeted: "#FDNY is on scene at 45 St/ Broadway motor vehicle accident. We have reports of pedestrians struck"

Police and fire officials closed off an area of several blocks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted that he was en route to the scene. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump was made aware of the incident.