Eight injured after taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow

Posted June 17, 2018

Police in Moscow said eight people were injured when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square on Saturday. He had a Kyrgyzstani driving license.

The Russian home secretary told the press that the driver lost control of the vehicle, despite video footage seeming to suggest that it was intentional.

Chris Irvine is Senior News Editor at Fox News. The authority cited the driver, who was in police custody, as saying he had not driven into the crowd on goal.

Mexican nationals were among the injured, it said.

"According to preliminary information, seven people were injured", TASS said. "He was shouting: "It wasn't me".

Moscow's traffic management authority said the driver had a licence issued in Kyrgyzstan and had not driven into the crowd of people deliberately.

The driver of the taxi has been detained, officials said.

The incident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200 meters (650 feet) from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. There are no fatalities but at least one woman has serious injuries although she is not believed to be critical, according to Interfax.