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

Covent Garden crash

Covent Garden crash

British police on Wednesday said that the serious vehicle 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.

An eyewitness described seeing a person trapped under the taxi and "hearing screams" as pedestrians were struck just after 17.00 GMT (6am NZDT).

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 5pm.

"Two other patients were treated for minor injuries and also taken to hospital".

"A man was treated for a serious leg injury and taken to a major trauma centre as a priority".

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The Metropolitan Police force said it was believed to be a traffic collision and not terrorism.

Police are still at the scene but are not treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

Located in central London, Covent Garden, is most popular tourist sports in the city.

"We are aware of injuries but await further confirmation", a Scotland Yard spokesman added. "A fourth patient was checked over at the scene".

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