Russian taxi crash injures at least 7 World Cup fans

The roof-mounted lightbar of an emergency vehicle police car
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June 16 (UPI) — A taxi plowed into a crowd of World Cup fans Saturday in Russia’s capital, injuring at least seven people.

The injured included two Mexican nationals, who had come to Russia for the World Cup, RT News reported. The driver attempted to flee the scene, but was caught. It’s unclear whether a mob of pedestrians caught him or police got him first.

“Five people hurt in the accident have been taken to hospital,” a source in the city’s emergencies services told TASS.

Police said the taxi driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and has been arrested.

Mexican nationals were in the city ahead of an opening match with Germany on Sunday.


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