Man released following Natural History Museum crash

Marie Harrington
October 9, 2017

Scotland Yard is investigating an incident Saturday when a man's auto jumped a curb outside London's Natural History Museum, injuring 11 pedestrians in a tourist-heavy part of the city.

Cops issued this statement: "Police were called at 2.21pm on Saturday, October 7 to reports of a collision in Exhibition Road, South Kensington".

As of now, authorities are not treating the incident as a terrorist attack, however the cause of the collision is still under investigation and police are said to be keeping an "open mind" regarding any possible motives.

A auto collided with almost a dozen pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum on Saturday and authorities are saying it is not terrorism-related.

He said none of the head and leg injuries turned out to be serious and that most of the nine people who had been hospitalized have been discharged.

The area, which includes the wide, semi-pedestrianised Exhibition Road which runs past the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, is popular with families and tourists, particularly on a Saturday afternoon.

The UK is on its second highest security alert level.

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A vehicle has hit pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum in London. Helicopters buzzed overhead as ambulances rushed to the scene.

Marilin Mueller, 20, said she thought at first it was a traffic accident but had doubts when "loads of police cars" arrived.

The crash happened at 2.20pm on a day when the central London museum is usually teeming with pedestrians including worldwide tourists.

The Met said the suspect was subsequently taken to a north London police station for questioning but was released on Sunday while inquiries continued.

Vehicles have been used before to target pedestrians in London, including at London Bridge in June which claimed eight lives.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan also tweeted his thanks and hopes for a "swift recovery" for those injured.

"We will release more information when we can - our information must be accurate", said Metropolitan Police in another tweet.

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