June 16, 2018 / 6:21 PM / a month ago

Moscow police open case into suspected traffic offence after taxi incident

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow police have opened a criminal investigation into a suspected violation of the traffic code after a taxi drove into a crowd in central Moscow on Saturday, police said.

A police officer blocks the way as ambulances are parked near a damaged taxi, which ran into a crowd of people in central Moscow, Russia June 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jack Stubbs

The taxi driver lost control of the vehicle, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a social media post.

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

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