A Kensington MP has sent heartfelt wishes to those affected by the car crash outside the National History Museum, which injured 11 people.
Emma Dent Coad has spoken out after a car struck pedestrians in Exhibition Road, South Kensington at 2.21pm on Saturday (October 7).
Scotland Yard has confirmed the crash was not terror-related and one man is under arrest as the investigation into what happened continues.
Emma Dent Coad said: "While we await police updates on this incident outside the Natural History Museum, where a car appears to have driven into a crowd of visitors, I would like to send heartfelt best wishes to those injured and to witnesses.
She added: "We also owe our thanks to the public who bravely intervened to help the injured, as well as to our first responders at the scene.
"I can only imagine the terror experienced by those on Exhibition Road, and by the staff at the V&A, Natural History and Science Museums.
"The area attracts tens of thousands of visitors at weekends, including children. They should be able to feel safe while they are visiting our cultural and educational centres.
"By chance I was in the exact spot this happened on Wednesday after a visit to the director and staff at the V&A.
"It would be a huge shame if changes to our public realm, made to improve pedestrian experience, has instead made people more vulnerable.
"As more information is made available, rest assured that I will do everything I can to ensure the safety of visitors and local residents in Kensington."
Prime Minister,Theresa May, praised police and emergency services for their reaction and expressed her sympathy for those injured on Twitter.
She tweeted: "My thanks to the first responders at this incident this afternoon and the actions of members of the public. My thoughts are with the injured."
Out of the 11 people injured, nine were sent to hospital and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
A cordon was put in place and some roads around the Natural History were closed while the police investigation continues.
The National History Museum confirmed it will reopen as usual on Sunday (October 8) morning.
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