8 Injured As Driver Sleeps, Ploughs Into Moscow Crowd

……..says officials

The 28-year-old driver who ploughed into pedestrians in central

Moscow, injuring eight, had fallen asleep after spending 20 hours at

the wheel, he said in a video released overnight Sunday.


In the video released by officials, the man from Kyrgyzstan says his

foot accidentally hit the gas pedal and he regrets the incident.


None of the people injured in the accident on Saturday night near

Moscow’s iconic Red Square were in life-threatening condition.


The Russian capital is full of visitors from June 14 to July 15 as the

country hosts the World Cup football tournament.


Video footage of the incident posted online showed the yellow taxi

pull out from behind two cars before mounting the footpath and hitting

the pedestrians.