Car crash injures 11 in London; police say not terror-related

DAILY SABAH WITH AGENCIES
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Published 07.10.2017 17:14
Updated 07.10.2017 20:21
Police and forensic officers gather in the road near the Natural History Museum, after a car mounted the pavement, in London, Britain October 7, 2017 (Reuters Photo)
Police and forensic officers gather in the road near the Natural History Museum, after a car mounted the pavement, in London, Britain October 7, 2017 (Reuters Photo)

11 people have been injured after a car steered into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum on Saturday.

London police said the car crash was a road traffic accident, not a terror attack.

London police said that a man was detained at the scene and described the incident as a collision, adding that he motive for the incident was under investigation.

Media sources reported that several people suffered minor injuries in the incident.

The crash happened at 2:20 p.m. on a day when the central London museum is usually teeming with pedestrians including international tourists. Photographs showed a dented silver car and a man being pinned to the ground outside the museum.

The London Ambulance Service was responding to the incident.

Britain has been on a "severe" terrorist threat level and a massive police response followed the traffic incident.

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