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.
Наезд такси в Москве.. жесть какая-то. pic.twitter.com/09XTwbZNPw— Борисыч (@Borisich_glass) June 16, 2018
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:
Виновник аварии на Ильинке pic.twitter.com/VQDAZZXdQI— ЦОДД (@gucodd) June 16, 2018
In a subsequent tweet, authorities noted that the driver said that the incident was an accident.
По словам виновника ДТП - наезд не преднамеренный.— ЦОДД (@gucodd) June 16, 2018
Вот так выглядит место аварии сейчас. pic.twitter.com/6PJgNbb17j— ЦОДД (@gucodd) June 16, 2018
Автомобиль такси уже эвакуируют. Скоро движение по Ильинке будет открыто. pic.twitter.com/3bYeQDKJKr— ЦОДД (@gucodd) June 16, 2018