Published: Sun, June 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Taxi Driver Plows Into World Cup Fans in Russian Federation

Taxi Driver Plows Into World Cup Fans in Russian Federation

Seven or eight people were injured during the crash, according to local media reports.

Preliminary information indicated that the driver, who had a Kyrgyzstani driving license, lost control of the vehicle.

The same witness said that the driver tried to flee the scene but was apprehended by police.

The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said. The driver of the cab then ran from the vehicle as passerby ran after him.

An eyewitness who would only give his first name, "Emin", told CNN he helped capture the driver, who "did not look drunk to me".

In central Moscow, authorities have set up concrete blocks at entrances to pedestrian zones after a string of incidents in European cities in which pedestrians were mowed down by vehicles.

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The city's mayor said the driver lost control of the auto, while Russia's Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

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

Russian authorities said the driver was not under the influence of alcohol and it is now understood he fell asleep before accidentally hitting the accelerator instead of the brakes.

At least 600,000 foreign tourists are expected to visit Russian Federation during the most watched event in the world. It is taking place in 11 cities until July 15.

Authorities believe the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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