June 16, 2018 / 6:59 PM / 9 months ago

Moscow taxi driver fell asleep at wheel, pressed accelerator - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A taxi driver who drove into a crowd of pedestrians in Moscow on Saturday fell asleep at the wheel and accidentally pressed the accelerator pedal, Interfax news agency reported, citing an unnamed source.

A yellow taxi drove into a crowd in the Russian capital, injuring eight people including two Mexicans who were in the city for the soccer World Cup, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Roche

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