Eight people injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow

Police say the driver in the crash Saturday has been detained.

Eight people sought medical assistance, Moscow police said.

Argentina took on Iceland at the Sparatak Stadium in Moscow earlier today.

Among the injured included Mexican fans who were gearing up to watch their nation's opening World Cup game against Germany tomorrow.

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The cabbie abandoned his vehicle and tried to flee - but was soon arrested, according to local press reports.

Russian news agency Interfax has quoted a source as saying the driver may have been drunk. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200 meters (650 feet) from Red Square and Moscow's famous GUM shopping arcade. There are no fatalities but at least one woman has serious injuries although she is not believed to be critical, according to Interfax.

Mexico's embassy in Moscow said two of its citizens were among the injured.

Moscow's traffic management authority said the taxi driver had a driver's license issued in Kyrgyzstan, a mainly Muslim ex-Soviet republic.

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