Published: Sat, June 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'

Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'

Eight people, including two from Mexico, were injured Saturday when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow.

They said the driver of the taxi had a Kyrgyzstan driving licence. The authority cited the driver as saying he had not driven into the crowd on goal.

Witnesses say the driver allegedly tried to flee from the scene but was apprehended by police.

Moscow police say the driver lost control of the vehicle, while sources say he also may have been drunk.

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It is understood a number of Mexican national's are among the injured.

A witness said the driver got out of the auto, tried to run away but was caught by police, according to Reuters news agency.

Two ambulances quickly arrived at the scene and seven people were taken to hospital. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'".

Russian authorities have promised to host a safe World Cup tournament, which is taking place in 11 cities until 15 July.

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