Taxi drives into crowd of people in central Moscow, eight injured

Taxi drives into crowd of people in central Moscow, eight injured

Police is Moscow have confirmed that a taxi driver crashed into a group of people - reported to have been mostly Mexico supporters - near Red Square on Saturday.

CCTV footage posted on social media showed the vehicle veer out of a queue of stationary traffic and accelerate into pedestrians before coming to a halt. Other pedestrians chased after him and could be seen trying to tackle him to the ground.

The taxi driver apparently tried to flee the scene, but was quickly apprehended by police. Preliminary information indicated that the driver, who had a Kyrgyzstani driving license, lost control of the vehicle.

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

The authority cited the driver as saying he had not driven into the crowd on goal.

All of the injured had been taken to hospital.

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Russian media has said one woman was in a "serious but not critical condition", but that nobody else was seriously injured following the incident.

Mexico's embassy in Russian Federation said two of its citizens were among the injured.

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