Later nine of them were transported to a hospital, according to the London Ambulance Service. Those taken to hospital included the driver of the car. Fortunately, not life threatening injuries were reported. “The incident is a road traffic investigation and not a terrorist-related incident,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. A man was detained at the scene and later arrested. A witness said passersby held the man down before police arrived. South Kensington underground station was closed. The area was quickly cleared of pedestrians.
Police in the area of London’s Natural History Museum
“Everyone was terrified, nobody knew what had happened,” another witness said.The cause of the accident is under investigation. The area was cordoned off Saturday by heavily armed police. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was in contact with Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley. Previously, many incidents in London involved cars and pedestrians. In June, three men killed eight people and injured more than 40 others when drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage at bars at nearby Borough Market. In March, a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people. Other similar incidents occurred increasing concerns about possible terror attacks.