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

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

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

Russian police said the driver in the crash has been detained and Moscow's traffic monitoring agency said the driver claimed the crash wasn't premeditated.

The driver jumped the curb, and eight pedestrians are reported to have been injured.

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They added that the taxi driver likely lost control of the vehicle.

Chris Irvine is Senior News Editor at Fox News.

At least seven people have been injured after the vehicle ran into a group of pedestrians in the capital, Russian news agency TASS reports.


The driver then fled, pursued by several passers-by.

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

The accident took place on Ilinka Street, around 200 metres from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping centre. Seven were in a satisfactory condition, according to a statement from Moscow city's healthcare department while one woman was seriously hurt.

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

Moscow's traffic management authority said the taxi driver had a driver's licence issued in Kyrgyzstan, a mainly Muslim ex-Soviet republic.

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