Moscow police believe the driver 'lost control of the vehicle' with Mexican World Cup fans thought to be among injured
Eight people have been taken to hospital after being hit by a taxi that drove into a crowd of people in Moscow, according to reports.
Moscow police believe the driver ‘lost control of the vehicle’ when he mounted the pavement in the city centre, with Russian news agency TASS reporting eight injuries and no fatalities.
Mexico fans, in the city for tomorrow’s World Cup game against Germany, are believed to be among those injured in the crash, which happened 200 yards from the GUM shopping arcade.
An official from the Moscow transport authority claimed the driver, who first hit a road sign, was not acting intentionally.
The driver, who was reportedly in possession of a driving licence from Kyrgyzstan, fled the scene and was detained by police, with images on social media showing the devastation caused to the car involved.
The car’s bumper was torn clean off in the collision and as many as five ambulances arrived on the scene to help those injured.
Mexico take on Germany at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow at 4pm UK time tomorrow.
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