Man arrested, people injured after auto hits pedestrians in London

Man arrested, people injured after auto hits pedestrians in London

Man arrested, people injured after auto hits pedestrians in London

Police confirmed that a vehicle mounted a pavement outside the museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington shortly before 2.20pm today.

Authorities determined that the incident was a "road-traffic collision" after four hours of investigation.

"If you have any information about this incident, please call 101", police said in a statement.

A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of risky driving and none of the injuries are life-threatening.

"Police have confirmed that today's incident at Exhibition Road is not terrorist-related and is being treated as a road-traffic collision", London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted.

The Met Police have also clarified that they have detained the man at the scene, rather than arrested.

TV footage shows armed police on the scene.

Eleven people were hurt in the collision although none of their injuries are believed to be life threatening or life changing.

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The incident follows a number of attacks in which vehicles have been used to target pedestrians. Witnesses said it would never have had a chance of hitting large crowds with the bollards so obviously in its path, so it would not have been a likely terror attack.

He also made an appeal for eyewitness in the area who saw what happened, or who have any pictures or moving footage that could help police gain a greater understanding of what happened.

Police are appealing for information after a auto crashed into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum on Saturday.

He was pinned to the ground by police in front of stunned tourists shortly after 2.20pm.

"We treated 11 patients, mostly for leg and head injuries, and took nine of them to hospital", Peter McKenna, deputy director of operations at the ambulance service, said.

George Agbey, who was close to the scene of the explosion said, "There was some panic and we all just moved away from the scene".

Downing Street said the Prime Minister was being kept up-to-date on developments.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and the driver's possible motive.

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