Graphic Video Of The Moment A Russian Taxi Driver Slams Into Pedestrians Before Sprinting Away

Dramatic video has emerged of a Moscow cab driver driving onto a sidewalk and plowing into several pedestrians in Red Square - a key tourist destination for World Cup fans, before exiting the cab and sprinting away. 

There were no fatalities, however eight people suffered injuries. 

The driver, a 28-year-old Kyrgyz national, was arrested while authorities investigate the scene. Moscow police said in a statement that it appears the driver lost control of the vehicle. City traffic authorities posted a picture of the man's license on Twitter: 

In a subsequent tweet, authorities noted that the driver said that the incident was an accident