Moscow taxi mounts pavement and injures people 'wearing Mexico colours'

Cheryl Sanders
June 16, 2018

The Moscow Traffic Authority has said the driver claimed he did not hit the crowd on objective. The authority cited the driver as saying he had not driven into the crowd on goal.

Officers say the driver in the crash on Saturday has been detained.

Sources say the driver pleaded with people at the scene, claiming he did not mean to hit the football fans. Mexico kick-off their campaign at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium and thousands of their fans are in the Russian capital.

Pictures released by the Moscow Traffic Authority show the taxi came to a stop next to a knocked-down traffic sign. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'".

The driver is reported to have tried to flee the scene, but was arrested by police.

The embassy said the women had been lightly injured and were receiving consular assistance.

Russia is now hosting the World Cup and Moscow is one of 11 Russian cities where tournament games are being played.

Other reports by iNewsToday