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11 injured after traffic incident outside Natural History Museum

Eleven people were injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians near the Natural History Museum in London this afternoon.

At least nine suffered injuries to the head and leg and were taken to hospital for treatment following the incident on Exhibition Road, in south Kensington.

Video footage posted on Twitter showed a man being restrained on the ground by members of the public after the incident shortly after 2.20pm. The Metropolitan Police has since confirmed the incident was not terror-related and was a road traffic accident.

Police officers stand next to a person with a bandaged ankle near the Natural History Museum, after a car mounted the pavement, in London, Britain October 7, 2017.

A statement issued by the London Ambulance Service said: ‘We sent multiple resources to the scene, including our hazardous area response team, ambulance crews, paramedics in fast response cars and incident response officers.

‘We have worked closely with other members of the emergency services at the scene, with our priority being to get people to safety and ensure they received the medical help they needed as quickly as possible.’

A statement by the Metropolitan Police said: ’11 people were found at the scene with varying injuries and nine of them have been taken to hospital, and this includes the man that was detained by police.

‘Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing. ‘The man detained by officers is currently under arrest and is in custody at a north London police station.

‘The incident is a road traffic investigation and not a terrorist-related incident. Enquiries are ongoing.’ In a message on Twitter, the Prime Minister said: ‘My thanks to the first responders at this incident this afternoon and the actions of members of the public.

My thoughts are with the injured.’

11 injured after traffic incident outside Natural History Museum
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