Thursday 24 May 2018

Four people injured after taxi cab mounts busy pavement in London's Covent Garden

Taxi on the pavement in Covent Garden, London, where a
Taxi on the pavement in Covent Garden, London, where a "serious injury accident" involving a taxi and pedestrians has taken place. Credit: @edhoppitt/PA Wire
"Serious injury accident" involving a taxi and pedestrians has taken place Credit: @edhoppitt/PA Wire
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Four people have been injured after an incident involving a taxi and pedestrians in central London.

Scotland Yard said the incident on Southampton Street, Covent Garden, is not thought to be terrorist related.

Officers were called at just after 5pm to reports of a taxi in collision with pedestrians.

London Ambulance Service said it had crews at the scene.

Three people were taken to hospital and a fourth was treated at the scene, paramedics said.

Stuart Crichton of London Ambulance Service said: "A man was treated for a serious leg injury and taken to a major trauma centre as a priority.

"Two other patients were treated for minor injuries and also taken to hospital. A fourth patient was checked over at the scene."

Witnesses have reported that the car 'ploughed into people' in the city's popular Covent Garden.

Met Police have said that they do not believe that the incident is terror related.

"Police were called to reports of a taxi in collision with pedestrians in Southampton Street. Not thought to be terrorist related," police said in a statement.

The driver stopped at the scene and has been detained, police said.

"We are aware of injuries but await further confirmation," a Scotland Yard spokesman added.

"This is being treated as a serious road traffic collision, and not thought to be terrorist related."

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