Crash at London’s Natural History Museum Was a Traffic Accident, Not Terror-related

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Police officers at the scene on Exhibition Road after a car mounted the pavement and collided with pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum on October 7, 2017 in London, England. A man has been detained at the scene after the crash, which left a number of people injured. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

A crash outside a London museum that injured 11 people was not terror-related, police say.

A car mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, at 14:20 BST.

The Metropolitan Police earlier said one person had been arrested and video footage that emerged on Twitter showed a man being restrained on the ground.

An update from the force later said the incident was being treated as “a road traffic collision”.

London Ambulance said the people it treated – including the detained man – had mostly sustained head and leg injuries. Nine were taken to hospital.

The Met said none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening or life changing.

The man is being held in custody at a north London police station.

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