Thursday, 13 August, 2020

Auto drives into pedestrians in Boston, injuring nine people

Several people were injured after a car crashed into pedestrians near Boston's Logan Airport Several people were injured after a car crashed into pedestrians near Boston's Logan Airport
Christy Curtis | 05 July, 2017, 01:49

All reports say that the police are investigating this incident as an operator error rather than terrorism. Police said they were interviewing the driver, a 56-year-old man from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

According to Massachusetts State Police, the victims' injuries were of "varying severity".

Police said the driver's taxi was seized and the cab pool is closed.

Ten people were taken to hospitals Monday afternoon after a taxicab struck a group of pedestrians in East Boston, authorities said.

Law enforcement officials told USA media outlets that the incident is believed to have been accidental.

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Representatives from the Boston Fire Department and Logan Airport did not respond to request for comment.

Preliminary investigation has shown the driver hit the gas when he meant to hit the brakes. State police spokesman David Procopio says 10 people were injured, some seriously.

According to reports from several sources, the vehicle that crashed into the crowd was a taxi.

Update, 4:39 p.m. EDT-This story is no longer being updated live.

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