Strand closed in both directions after "serious collision"

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The Strand has been closed in both directions after a "serious collision", but police said the incident was not thought to be terrorist related.

Police were called to the Covent Garden area on reports that a taxi had hit pedestrians.

Transport for London said the road was closed from both directions at Southampton Street due to a serious collision.

Police and firefighters were at the scene dealing with serious injuries, and police said the driver of the taxi had been detained by police.

The London Ambulance Service said four patients were treated in total - a man was treated for a serious leg injury and taken to a trauma centre while two others were treated for minor injuries and taken to hospital and a fourth was checked over at the scene.

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