Taxi hits pedestrians in central London; not terror

Panic in Covent Garden as 'black cab ploughs into pedestrians'

Shoppers flee as black taxicab mounts pavement in London's Covent Garden

British police on Wednesday said that the serious auto collision that took place earlier in the day, near London's Covent Garden area, was a traffic accident and not terrorism related, reported news agency, Reuters.

Officers were called at just after 5pm to reports of a taxi in collision with pedestrians.

The London Ambulance Service said it had crews on the scene, but there was no immediate word on the number of casualties.

London Police say the incident is believed to be a vehicle crash but that there are a "number of people injured".

Cops have confirmed the crash is not being treated as terror-related.

A TAXI has ploughed into pedestrians near London tourist hotspot Covent Garden.

Three people have been left injured after a taxi mounted the pavement and hit a group of pedestrians, but police say they don't believe the incident to be a terror attack. "Not thought to be terrorist related", police said in a statement. "A fourth patient was checked over at the scene".

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