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Natural History Museum crash: Car hits people in London

 
 
Reply Sat 7 Oct, 2017 09:28 am
From the BBC.

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Several people have been injured after a car hit pedestrians near the Natural History Museum in London, police say.
The Metropolitan Police said one person had been detained following the incident at 14:20 BST in Exhibition Road in South Kensington.
Video footage that emerged on Twitter showed a man being restrained on the ground.
A BBC reporter at the scene said she had been told by police that the injuries were minor.
Police said inquiries are under way to establish the circumstances.
A Downing Street spokesman said the prime minister is "being kept up to date on events".
The current terror threat level in the UK is "severe" - the second highest - meaning an attack is highly likely.
BBC reporter Chloe Hayward was leaving the Natural History Museum as the incident happened.
"I could see a car diagonally across the road, looking like it was going into one of the boulders on the side of the road, and I could see a crowd of people around what was clearly one or two people on the pavement," she said.
She added there were now armed police at the scene.
"We have had lots of police coming onto the scene, helicopters above, and I can see an ambulance which is definitely having someone put in, but it isn't clear how bad that injury is."
Exhibition Road is an area popular with tourists as it is home to the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
An eyewitness who was walking to the Science Museum said: "When waiting for the light, we heard what I thought was gunshots and saw a car drive over the pavement. We just ran. My friend dived on the floor and cut her hands.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "When it calmed down we walked back to where we'd been and saw a gentleman on the floor being restrained by police."
Connor Honeyman, from Essex, who was in the queue for the museum, said: "We heard a horrible thudding noise and a car engine. Everyone started running and screaming inside.
"We ran in, everyone was following us, and then all the security guards ran out and they closed the main entrance. There was much confusion before the police got there."
An spokeswoman from the Natural History Museum said: "The Museum's visitors and staff are always our first priority.
"We are working with emergency services to assess the incident and we are doing all we can."
The Victoria and Albert Museum has tweeted that it is still open for visitors.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41538762<br />This is a really popular part of London, especially with kids, dinosaur skeletons and animatronic T rexes, and all that. Lots of people about at the weekend.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 7 Oct, 2017 09:34 am
The link does not work.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 7 Oct, 2017 09:45 am
@edgarblythe,

try this one

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41538762
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 7 Oct, 2017 09:47 am
well ****

need to track down neighbours who are there with their little girl right now - this was on their list for the weekend
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 7 Oct, 2017 10:24 am
@edgarblythe,
Sorry, this is a link to unfolding events. Fortunately it doesn't look as if there's any fatalities, but details about casualties have not been released.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-41538870
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 7 Oct, 2017 11:28 am
Latest, link as above.

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Police have confirmed that the incident in Exhibition Road was not terror-related.
The Metropolitan Police have released a statement confirming that a "road traffic investigation" is under way.
The force said the injuries sustained to the 11 people were "not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing".
The detained man is under arrest, the police said, and is in custody at a north London police station.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 8 Oct, 2017 03:33 am
Latest.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after 11 people were injured in a crash at London's Natural History Museum.
A black Toyota Prius hit people outside the museum, in South Kensington, at about 14:20 BST on Saturday, sparking initial fears it was a terror attack.
But police later said the incident was not "terrorist-related" and is being treated as a road traffic collision.
A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and none of the injuries are life-threatening.
The Metropolitan Police said the man had been arrested at the scene and initially received hospital treatment.
He was later taken to a north London police station for questioning.
London museum attack 'not terror-related'
London Ambulance Service said the people it treated - including the suspected driver - had mostly sustained head and leg injuries. Nine were taken to hospital.
The Met said none of the injuries were believed to be life changing and the majority of those hurt had been discharged by Saturday night.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41541165
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