Two Azerbaijanis injured as taxi runs into crowd in downtown Moscow

Baku, June 17, AZERTAC 

Two Azerbaijani citizens are among those injured as a taxi rammed a group of pedestrians in central Moscow late on Saturday.

The taxi driver, identified as a Kyrgyz citizen, told the police he had spent 20 hours behind the wheel without having a rest.

On a video of the suspect’s questioning, released by the Moscow police department’s official website, the driver is asked how many hours he had spent behind the wheel. “To be frank, 20 hours,” he replied, adding that he only had a pause of two or three hours after finishing his previous 20-hour shift.

The driver said he had mistaken the gas pedal for brakes when he wanted to let a pedestrian cross the road, injuring eight people as a result.

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