Westminster Car Crash: Several People Injured After Man Hit Pedestrians and Crashed into Barriers in London (Pictures + Video)

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Several people have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard said.

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Source: Reuters

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Pedestrians have been injured and a suspected driver is in custody after a car crashed into security barriers outside Parliament.

There were scenes of panic and chaos as the car crashed at 40mph and injured pedestrians or cyclists lay on the floor in the aftermath, eyewitnesses said.

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Source: Reuters

Reports say cyclists were hit but police do not believe anybody is in a life-threatening condition. Armed police pulled a man out of the silver Ford at gunpoint and a “Terrorism Act cordon” was put up around the scene.

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Source: BBC

Terrified eyewitnesses told how it appeared the car was deliberately driven into the barriers “at speed”, and they ran for their lives fearing it was another terror attack in central London.

“I heard some noise, and someone screamed. I turned around and I saw a silver car driving from the crossing — very fast and close to the railings, maybe even on the pavement,” Ochab said.
“The car drove at speed… There was a loud bang from the collusion and a bit if smoke. The driver did not get out. The guards started creaming to people to move away. One elderly man rushed me to hide behind a monument, just in case.”

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Source: BBC

The incident happened at the height of the morning commute and put the Palace of Westminster and surrounding area on lockdown.

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It’s currently unclear if the incident was terror-related.

Westminster tube station is closed and streets around Millbank, Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off.


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Westminster Car Crash: Several People Injures After Man Hit Pedestrians and Crashed into Barriers in London (Pictures + Video)
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Westminster Car Crash: Several People Injures After Man Hit Pedestrians and Crashed into Barriers in London (Pictures + Video)
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Several people have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard said.
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