Injuries Reported After Car Drives Onto London Sidewalk

Police have determined it was a traffic collision, not terrorism
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2017 10:13 AM CDT
Pedestrians Hit by Car Outside London Museum
Britain's police and emergency services at the scene of an incident in central London, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. London police say emergency services are outside the Natural History Museum in London after a car struck pedestrians.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Multiple injuries were reported Sunday afternoon after a car drove onto the sidewalk outside the Natural History Museum in London, the Guardian reports. According to the BBC, the injuries in an area popular with tourists are said to be minor. Officials say 11 people were treated for injuries with nine being transported to the hospital. "We heard a horrible thudding noise and a car engine," says a man who was waiting in line for the museum at the time. "Everyone started running and screaming inside."

Photos from the scene show a dented car and a man being held on the ground by other people, the AP reports. Police say one man was arrested. "When it calmed down we ... saw a gentleman on the floor being restrained by police," a witness tells the BBC. Police have determined the incident was not terrorism-related but instead a "road traffic collision." (More London stories.)

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