Sunday, 17 June 2018

Eight people injured after taxi drove into crowd of people including Mexico World Cup supporters in central Moscow



Eight people have been injured after a taxi drove into a crowd of people including Mexico World Cup supporters in central Moscow.
 
Moscow's traffic management authority said the driver had a licence issued in Kyrgyzstan and had not driven into the crowd of people deliberately.
 
 
But video footage posted on social media showed the yellow Hyundai taxi swerve violently out of a line of stationary traffic, mount a pavement and collide with pedestrians.


The vehicle then drove for around 10m (30ft), knocking people over, before hitting a traffic sign.
The driver then ran away from the car, but was tackled by bystanders.


Police in the Russian capital said a criminal investigation had been opened into a suspected violation of the traffic code following the accident near Red Square.


In a post on Twitter, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said: "There was an unpleasant incident with a taxi. The driver lost control of the vehicle."
 
 
In a statement, Moscow's city healthcare department said seven people were in a satisfactory condition and one woman was seriously injured.


The Mexican embassy in the city said two Mexican women had suffered slight injuries. Among the others hurt were a Ukrainian and two Russian citizens, according to TASS news agency.


An ambulance next to the damaged taxi in Moscow





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