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Seven injured in Moscow after taxi crashes into pedestrians

16 June, 2018, 21:54 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • In this image taken from video provided by Viktoria Geranovich a taxi driver right runs away from the scene after he crashed his taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow Russia Saturday

The driver tried to flee the scene, but he was detained by police, according to local reports.

Police said that it is likely the man lost control of the vehicle and he holds a Kyrgyzstan driving license.

The Moscow traffic authority has said the taxi driver said he was not acting on goal.

Among the injured included Mexican fans who were gearing up to watch their nation's opening World Cup game against Germany tomorrow.

In this image provided by Moscow Traffic Control Center Press Service ambulance and police work at the site of an incident after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow Russia Saturday

A witness at the scene told Reuters news agency that some of the people hit were wearing Mexico team colours. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me".

Moscow city transport authorities tweeted a picture of the scene of the incident after shortly ambulances had arrived.

A medical source cited by Interfax said none of the people hospitalized was critically injured.

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




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