Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, seven people injured

Eight people were injured after a taxi rammed through a crowd near the Red Square in Moscow on Saturday.

Police said seven people were hurt in the incident, which took place as residents and visiting soccer fans thronged the centre of Moscow on a balmy summer evening.

"According to preliminary information, seven people were injured", TASS cited the source as saying.

The driver, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan, said he did not act on goal, according to Moscow authorities.

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The following is footage published on a Russian news station's Twitter account, showing the incident and then the driver attempting to flee the scene, but he was quickly apprehended.

Russian police said the driver in the crash has been detained. He was shouting: "'It wasn't me'".

Among the injured included Mexican fans who were gearing up to watch the North American's opening World Cup game against Germany tomorrow, reports Daily Mail.

An ambulance is parked near a damaged taxi, which ran into crowds of people in central Moscow, Russia June 16, 2018.

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