People had been waiting for a bus in the early hours of Sunday (Picture: UKNIP)
A man in his 20s has been arrested after a driver barreled down a major London thoroughfare, striking down eight people queuing at a bus stop.
Eight people were waiting at a bus stop in Aldwych, part of the West End, at around 3.30am on Sunday when the Range Rover Vogue left the road.
The vehicle ploughed into a bus shelter just near the Indian High Commission.
The driver has also been taken to hospital, MyLondon reported.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
No further details about the pedestrians have been released.
The Metropolitan Police told Metro.co.uk: ‘Police were called at approximately 03:35hrs on Sunday, 29 October to reports of a car in collision with a number of pedestrians at a bus stop in Aldwych, WC2.
‘London Ambulance Service attended and confirmed eight pedestrians – no further details – were taken to hospital for treatment; condition awaits.
‘A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving; he has been taken to hospital as a precaution.
‘Road closures remain in place. Enquiries into the circumstances continue. At this stage, the incident is not being treated as terror-related.’
Aldwych, which runs by the Strand and between Temple and Holborn Tube stations, has been closed between Waterloo Bridge and Kingsway.
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The driver has also been taken to hospital.