Black Cab “Collides With Pedestrians” In Covent Garden

1 November 2017, 17:47 | Updated: 1 November 2017, 19:20

A number of people have been injured after a taxi mounted a pavement in Covent Garden, police say.

The Met Police says it's not treating the incident, which happened just after 5pm, as terror-related.

Black cab
Picture: LBC

The driver of the taxi stopped at the scene and has been detained by police, Scotland Yard added.

An eyewitness told LBC the driver looked “incredibly shaken” as he was questioned by officers following the crash.

The London Ambulance Service said in total four people were injured in the crash.

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

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

A fourth person was checked over by paramedics at the scene.

A cordon was put in place around Southampton Street and The Strand was closed in both directions.

The incident is being treated as a serious road traffic collision.