LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - British police said a serious collision on Wednesday evening in the Covent Garden area of central London, a popular tourist spot in the British capital, was a traffic accident and not terrorism.
“Police were called to reports of a taxi in collision with pedestrians in Southampton Street. Not thought to be terrorist related,” police said in a statement.
The incident, which happened around 1630 GMT, caused initial panic among nearby pedestrians, some witnesses reported on Twitter. (Reporting by London bureau; editing by Michael Holden)