Auto hits crowd near London museum, many injured

08 October, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Police London Car Crash was Traffic Incident Not Terror

London police said an incident outside the city's Natural History Museum in which 11 people were hurt when a auto collided with pedestrians was not terrorism-related but was being treated as a road traffic collision.

Police said they are working to establish the circumstances of the crash and more information will be provided once details are clear.

Police in the United Kingdom capital say they are not treating the incident as terrorism-related.

One person has been detained by the police.

Police in London said a man had been detained after a collision in South Kensington on October 7.

London Ambulance confirmed that 11 patients were treated for leg and head injuries at the scene, with nine taken to hospital.

In the month of March, Khalid Masood killed four people and left more than 50 injured in a similar fashion at Westminster Bridge.

People fled for their lives after the black Toyota Prius mounted the pavement close to the Natural History Museum in South Kensington on Saturday afternoon.

Police called the matter a "road traffic collision".

People stand out of a police cordon next to Britain's police officers at the scene of an incident in central London Saturday Oct. 7 2017
Auto hits crowd near London museum, many injured

Eleven people have been injured after a vehicle mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in west London.

He said he was first alerted to what was happening when police cars arrived at the scene.

In a statement, the Met said: "Whilst enquiries continue it is believed a auto mounted the pavement and collided with a number of pedestrians".

He said people were "running away scared" when the incident happened.

"It was quite scary", he said.

A Reuters witness said there were large numbers of police, including armed officers, and paramedics at the scene although the atmosphere appeared calm.

London police have not said if this incident is related to terrorism.

The incident occurred on Exhibition Road, just off the Cromwell Road which is where the main entrance to the Natural History Museum lies.

Emergency services respond to incident outside the Natural History Museum.

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