Four injured as taxi mounts pavement knocks down pedestrians near Covent Garden


Here’s what happened

A London black cab has crashed into pedestrians injuring four people on Southampton Street close to Covent Garden at 5pm Wednesday evening.

Witnesses have said that one person is trapped under the taxi, armed polie were at the scene, this is not being treated as terror related and the driver has been detained by police.

A Met Police spokesman said: “It is not being treated as anything other than a collision.

“Police were called at 5.01pm on Wednesday 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.”