The driver might have been intoxicated and reportedly lost control of the vehicle, rather than deliberately target pedestrians, Moscow Police said.
Russian taxi driver that run over people in Russia including Mexico Supporters he got Stop by Mexico Fans. he had no permit to operate in Moscow pic.twitter.com/BA842EMXkK— iTzPedroHDi (@iTzPedroHDi10) June 16, 2018
People wearing Mexico’s colors were reportedly among those injured, a witness said.
Police in Moscow say eight people injured after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. https://t.co/H2giivL6ZX— The Associated Press (@AP) June 16, 2018
The taxi driver, who has a Kyrgyzstan license, has been detained, officials said.
Moscow police says a driver likely lost control of a taxi and that eight people were injured after it reportedly ran into a crowd in central Moscow— Sky News Breaking (@SkyNewsBreak) June 16, 2018
Russia’s TASS news agency cited emergency services personnel when reporting the incident. The status of those injured was not immediately available. No other details were immediately available.
Moscow taxi crashes into crowd, injuring seven: https://t.co/qLZ5nHrEjO— The Independent (@Independent) June 16, 2018