Several injured as taxi crashes into crowd in London

Police said it is being treated as a serious road traffic collision, and not thought to be terrorism-related.

Published: 02nd November 2017 12:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2017 12:56 PM   |  A+A-


LONDON: Several people were injured as a taxi ploughed into pedestrians after mounting the pavement here on Wednesday, London Metropolitan Police said and ruled out the possibility of terrorism.

Police said in a statement they were called around 5 p.m. to reports of a taxi in a collision with pedestrians in Southampton Street, Xinhua news agency reported. 

The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene and has been detained by police. 

A pedestrian has been "seriously injured" in the accident, BBC reported.

Police said it is being treated as a serious road traffic collision, and not thought to be terrorism-related. 

The incident has happened just a day after an Islamic State-linked terror strike in New York in which a van killed eight persons near the site of the 9/11 attack in New York.

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, an Uzbek immigrant who drove the rented van on to a bike path along the Hudson River running over a bicyclist and pedestrians and also injuring 13 people, was shot and arrested by police.



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