London Museum crash: Road traffic incident not terrorism, say police

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A man has been detained by police after a number of pedestrians were hit by a car near the Natural History Museum in London.

The Metropolitan Police were alerted to reports of a collision on Exhibition Road, South Kensington near the Natural History Museum and the Albert Museum at 14:21 on Saturday afternoon.

Eleven people were found with varying injuries, and nine had to be taken to hospital for treatment, including the driver. However, authorities say none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

In a statement, police said “the incident is a road traffic investigation and not a terrorist-related incident.”

The driver of the car has been detained by police and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident has been launched.

Police have asked anyone with information about the incident to call 101 and to refrain from sharing images and videos on social media.

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