Taxi crashes into crowd in London, terrorist attack ruled out
London : Several people were injured as a taxi ploughed into pedestrians after mounting the pavement here on Wednesday, London Metropolitan Police said, and ruled out the possibility of terrorism.
Police said in a statement they were called around 5 p.m. to reports of a taxi in a collision with pedestrians in Southampton Street, Xinhua news agency reported.
The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene and has been detained by police.
A pedestrian has been "seriously injured" in the accident, BBC reported.
Police said it is being treated as a serious road traffic collision, and not thought to be terrorism-related.
The incident has happened just a day after an Islamic State-linked terror strike in New York in which a van killed eight persons near the site of the 9/11 attack in New York.
Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, a Uzbek immigrant who drove the rented van on to a bike path along the Hudson River running over bicyclist and pedestrians amd also injuring 13 people, was shot and arrested by police.
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