By Christian Smith
Two people were seriously hurt by a taxi which mounted a pavement near central London’s Covent Garden
According to eyewitnesses, the black cab “ploughed”into shoppers at around 5 o’clock this evening.
The Police have detained the drive, however, the crash is not being treated as terror-related.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 5.01pm on Wednesday, 1 November to reports of a taxi in collision with pedestrians in Southampton Street, WC2.
“Officers and the other emergency services attended the scene.
“We are aware of injuries but await further confirmation.
“The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene and has been detained by police.
“This is being treated as a serious road traffic collision, and not thought to be terrorist related.”
London Ambulance also tweeted to say they are “aware of an incident in #CoventGarden & have crews on scene.
“We will provide more information as soon as we have it.”
Last night, eight people were killed in Lower Manhattan after a truck driver deliberately mowed into the crowd.
A separate incident at Deptford Bridge, London left one person dead.