World Cup taxi crash: Cab ploughs into Mexico fans in Moscow injuring EIGHT

A TAXI has ploughed into pedestrians in a World Cup city leaving eight injured.

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by

The vehicle collided with the people in Moscow, where Argentina today drew 1-1 with Iceland at the tournament hosted by Russia.

Horror footage shows the cab mount the pavement before ploughing into the people.

It then drives a short distance, before the driver – named as Analbek Uulu, 28 – is seen getting out the car and fleeing the scene.

Eight people have been injured, according to Russian police, who added some of them were wearing the Mexican national team colours.

Mexico are due to play Germany in the Russian capital tomorrow.

The condition of those hit is not yet known at this stage, although one is reported to be in a serious condition.

World Cup taxi crash: Cab ploughs into Mexico fans in Moscow injuring EIGHT
HORROR: A taxi has ploughed into World Cup fans

Cops said the man tried to run away after the incident but was caught.

They believe that he lost control of the vehicle before the incident.

The driver of the taxi was wearing black trousers and a black t-shirt.

One man has been arrested.

In horrifying scenes, sombreros are seen scattered across the pavement.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a post on Twitter: "There was an unpleasant incident with a taxi. The driver lost control of the vehicle."

World Cup taxi crash: Cab ploughs into Mexico fans in Moscow injuring EIGHT
CHAOS: The pedestrians were said to have been wearing Mexico shirts

The pedestrians were reportedly standing in Moscow's Red Square.

It comes as thousands of fans descend on Russia for the World Cup.

Cops have now launched an investigation into the incident.

The Mexican embassy in Moscow said two Mexican women had been lightly injured.

Also among those hurt were a Ukrainian and two Russian citizens, Russia's TASS news agency quoted a source in the emergency services as saying.

After fleeing the scene, more bystanders chased after the driver and could be seen trying to tackle him to the ground as the footage ended.

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