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Car crashes into Buckingham Palace railings

A car crashed into the railings of Buckingham Palace over the weekend.

The car, which appeared to be an Uber taxi, crashed into the railings outside of the palace leading to momentary panic.

Police have said that the incident is being treated as an isolated accident, reassuring people that there were no deliberate violent or terrorist intentions.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Spur Road, SW1A at 22:49hrs on Saturday, 3 March after a car was involved in a collision with street railings.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

‘There are no reported injuries, and the driver is out of the vehicle and being spoken to by police.

“No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.

“This incident is being treated as a road traffic collision.”

It is unknown whether The Queen or any members of The Royal Family were in residence at the time of the accident.

Since 1837, Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence and ‘office’ of Great Britain’s sovereigns. In the spotlight for nearly 180 years, the palace is one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions.