Update: Car which mounted pavement outside London museum sparking panic was road accident, say police

Update: Car which mounted pavement outside London museum sparking panic was road accident, say police

Several people are injured after a car mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in London.

A man has been arrested at the scene after several pedestrians were mowed down by a vehicle.

He was pinned to the ground by police in front of stunned tourists shortly after 2.20pm this afternoon.

More… Car ‘deliberately hits pedestrians’ outside Natural History Museum

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h/t ed

  • Liberal Progressive

    What racists! They are showing to respect for his culture.

    • Liberal Progressive

      That should be: “They are showning no respect for his culture.”

      • Ed

        Quite. Insisting Muslims drive on the road. Outrageous.

  • Dave
    • Do the police in London normally make arrests for traffic accidents like that?

    • Slickfoot

      A little blood there… not nearly enough.

  • marty_p

    Let me guess – another Mo car bowler.
    Car bowling is a new Mo sport in Europe.
    Let’s add it as an Olympic Sport in the next Olympics.

    • It may prove an accident but then if it walks like a duck.

      • Mick O’Kelley

        You seem a bit retarded. Adjust the meds?

    • k1962

      They’ve been doing it in Israel for years.

  • Solo712

    Strawberry Killing Fields forever!

  • Mick O’Kelley

    Omygod! He has a bloody lip! Lawsuit! Lawsuit! Take the Crown Jewels. If the Queen had any ballz, she’d be King anyway.

    I wonder if these people — in Boston — can sue Chechnya? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df53d03d2be4531ee5af9dc6786bbed07d0632742ebf380ad3d139cd9f1e7838.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82ee4d9283b60e46b027c9f4e8f573ca3603b550da7a6975ff397f6c7c616a2c.jpg

  • huron

    Is there steering design issues with euro vehicles?

    • I suspect that is the real reason this keeps happening, just a big misunderstanding.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with Islam. That kind of talk can get you in trouble in Britain and Canada. He is probably just a victim of white colonialism.

  • Starlord

    Wonder why libs and Iqra are pushing #m103
    We usually export our terrorists but we are I say a year behind UK on domestic Islamic terror…

    Get it in before these kill drives become a weekly occurrence

    Facking sad we are a net Exporter of terrorism…

  • chayisun

    Islamic community…… ” We are shocked and appalled at this terrible event. This, of course, had nothing to do with islam. We hope there will not be a backlash against the muslim community as there is so much islamophobic feelings out there. ”

    Government officials:……..”We are shocked and appalled at the terrible event. We shall stand shoulder to shoulder with our muslim community in condemning this cowardly attack which had nothing to do with islam that we are aware of. The investigation has shown that this was probably NOT a terrorist attack. We will NOT let such acts deter us from living our lives as normally as possible!”

    isis:…….”ANOTHER BRAVE ATTACK BY ONE OF OUR LIONS!!! PRAISE BE TO ALLAH!!!!!……And they say we are defeated….HAH!!!!”

  • ‘E looks a bit swarthy eh?

  • ontario john

    Just heard a so called expert say it might not be terrorism, and the police might also look into whether its a right wing attack.

    • He sounds like a genius.

      • ontario john

        Well, we all know that Nazis are running rampant around the world.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      The perp looks very right- wing.

  • tom_billesley

    Witness Katie Craine said she was coming out of the museum when she saw a man in handcuffs pinned down by police near a damaged car. ‘He looked really proud of himself,’ she said. ‘He was laughing’

  • Update: Car which mounted pavement outside London museum sparking panic was road accident, say police


    • tom_billesley

      The driver must have thought the accident was hilarious.
      It must have been caused by a loose nut behind the wheel.

    • Alain

      Right on cue.

      • Yea I am suspicious as well, lets see if they roll out the mental illness excuse.

        • tom_billesley

          The driver is currently under arrest and is in custody at a north London police station. It’s unusual to detain a driver in a non-fatal accident for long.

    • WalterBannon

      and yet the police also state that they are investigating his motive

      traffic accidents do not have motives, that’s why by definition they are accidents not crimes with intent. motives mean intent to commit a crime, not an accident

      the police are lying, its muslim terror and they know it

  • Tom Forsythe

    It is officially “not terrorism,” just a “traffic incident.”

  • Oracle9

    How many hours since this, 6, maybe?

    CBC also chimes in telling us that terrorism has been ruled out. How efficient are the investigators and the pandering media!

  • k1962

    Well, if it wasn’t an accident, wouldn’t he have had gotten out and knifed a few people after running them over?

  • vwVwwVwv

    Strange, was the driver not a 30 year old youth with psychological problems?
    This is something new, I am impressed.

  • tom_billesley
  • tom_billesley

    Making streets safer in 2012:
    Britain’s longest ‘clutter-free’ street was opened today with the aim of making cars and people co-exist harmoniously – without the need for hectoring signs and protective steel barriers.
    Indeed, the newly revamped Exhibition Road in the heart of London’s museum quarter in Kensington, visited by millions of people from around Britain and the world, doesn’t even have kerbs or pavements.
    The idea underlining the project is that when nannying rules and orders – in the form of countless signs, traffic signals and barriers – are removed, motorists take more personal responsibility for their own actions and drive more attentively, making more eye contact with pedestrians.
    h/t https://twitter.com/MWStory