Police say taxi struck group of cab drivers

Incident not believed to have been an act of terrorism

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a taxi driver jumped the curb and struck a group of cab drivers sitting at a break area, injuring 10 people near Boston’s airport.

The 56-year-old taxi driver’s vehicle struck the pedestrians in a taxi-queuing area Monday near Logan International Airport in East Boston.

A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. The person was not authorized to comment on the record and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

State police Maj. Frank McGinn says one person was seriously injured. Three people had less serious but “significant” injuries.

State police spokesman David Procopio says there’s no information to suggest the crash was intentional.

—Associated Press writer Collin Binkley contributed

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3 p.m.

Massachusetts State Police say a crash that injured 10 pedestrians near Boston’s airport does not appear to be an intentional act.

A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. The person was not authorized to comment on the record and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The 56-year-old taxi driver’s vehicle struck the pedestrians in a taxi-queuing area Monday afternoon near Logan International Airport in East Boston. State police spokesman David Procopio says 10 people were injured, some seriously.

Video of the scene showed a white cab with front end damage at rest against a building and near some picnic tables.

Procopio says based on the preliminary investigation, “there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional.”

—Associated Press writer Collin Binkley contributed

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2:45 p.m.

Massachusetts State Police say a 56-year-old taxi driver who struck a group of pedestrians near Boston’s airport remained at the scene and is being interviewed by police.

Spokesman David Procopio says at least several people were injured, some seriously, Monday afternoon near Logan International Airport in East Boston.

Video of the scene showed a white cab with front end damage at rest against a building and near some picnic tables. The vehicle is surrounded by debris. Rescue crews loaded at least one person into a stretcher.

The crash happened in a taxi-waiting area. Procopio say the cause is under investigation.

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2:30 p.m.

Massachusetts State Police say a taxi struck pedestrians near Boston’s airport, injuring multiple people.

Spokesman David Procopio says it happened Monday near Logan International Airport’s “cab pool” area in East Boston.

Police say several people were injured, some seriously.

Video of the scene showed a white cab with front end damage at rest against a building and near some picnic tables. The vehicle is surrounded by debris. Rescue crews loaded at least one person into a stretcher.

Procopio say the cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

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