Including Fans Injured As Drunk Taxi Driver Ploughs Into Moscow Crowd

Kristopher Nichols
June 17, 2018

A second witness at the scene told Reuters about the driver of the taxi: "He was pulled out of the vehicle, he ran off but bystanders apprehended him".

At least eight pedestrians, including some Mexican World Cup fans, were injured after a taxi mounted a crowded pavement in central Moscow.

There is now no details on the condition of those who were injured.

Citing an unnamed source, Russia's Interfax news agency reported the cab driver fell asleep at the wheel and accidentally pressed the accelerator pedal. Mexico kick-off their campaign at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium and thousands of their fans are in the Russian capital.

Mexican nationals were among the injured, it said. Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me".

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The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on goal, according to Moscow authorities.

The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said.

Two ambulances quickly arrived at the scene and seven people were taken to hospital.

The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade.

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