June 16, 2018 / 6:07 PM / 5 months ago

Taxi driver who drove into crowd lost control of vehicle: Moscow mayor

A damaged taxi, which ran into a crowd of people, is evacuated in central Moscow, Russia June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Staff

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi driver who drove into a crowd in central Moscow on Saturday had lost control of the vehicle, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a social media post.

A taxi mounted a pavement in Moscow and accelerated into a crowd of people, knocking over pedestrians and carrying some on the bonnet of the car for a short distance, a video of the incident posted on social media showed.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Roche

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