London car crash : Car crashes into pedestrians near London museum

London car crash : A car crashed into pedestrians near the Natural History Museum in London on Saturday injuring eleven people which has been ruled out as a terror attack and deemed by the police as a road traffic incident.

As per London police, a man in his 40s drove his car on to the footpath near the London museum in South Kensington to hit several pedestrians. The London car crash incident happened at 14:21 in Exhibition Road, SW7, reported the Metropolitan Police.

Security authorities have arrested the erratic drive from the scene who is in hospital for treatment. The man is being quizzed on the motive behind his dangerous driving.

Pedestrians who were hit by the car were being treated for head and leg injuries which have been reported not to be life-threatening. Nine of them had to be taken to hospital for treatment with most of them already discharged.

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The vehicle involved in the car crash in London near the Natural History Museum was a black Toyota Prius, reported to be a taxi.

Briefing on the London car crash, DC Darren Case from the Roads and Transport Policing Command said: “Because of where this collision occurred and the number of pedestrians involved, I fully appreciate the concern and alarm this incident caused. Enquiries have established that this incident is not terrorist related and I’d like to thank those who came to assist the injured. Thankfully there are no serious injuries with the majority now discharged from hospital.

“Temporary road closures have also now been lifted and we are grateful for the patience of those in and around the area. The man arrested remains in custody for questioning. Officers from Merton Traffic Garage continue to deal.”

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