Police: 10 Hurt After Taxi Crashes Into Pedestrians Near Boston Airport

BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — A taxi struck pedestrians near Boston’s airport, injuring 10 people, Massachusetts State Police said.

It happened Monday near Logan International Airport’s “cab pool” area in East Boston, according to Spokesman David Procopio.

Police say 10 people were injured.

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.

Police say a 56-year-old taxi driver remained at the scene and is being interviewed by police.

At this point, police do not believe the crash was intentional, CBS Boston reported. A police official told the Associated Press the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake.

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

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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