Bos­ton cab’s lunge in­jures 10 peo­ple

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

BOS­TON — A taxi crashed into a group of cab­drivers near Bos­ton’s air­port on Mon­day, in­jur­ing 10 peo­ple in what po­lice said ap­peared to be a “tragic ac­ci­dent.”

The 56-year-old driver’s ve­hi­cle jumped a curb about 1:40 p.m., po­lice said, and struck a group of peo­ple gath­ered at an out­door break area for cab­bies at Lo­gan In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

A po­lice of­fi­cial said it ap­pears that the driver mis­tak­enly pressed the gas pedal in­stead of the brake and that it’s be­lieved to be a case of “op­er­a­tor er­ror.” The per­son was not au­tho­rized to com­ment on the record and spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press on con­di­tion of anonymity.

The crash briefly raised fears of ter­ror­ism akin to at­tacks in Bri­tain and France. But Mas­sachusetts state po­lice Maj. Frank McGinn said there “does not ap­pear at this time to be any in­di­ca­tion of an in­ten­tional act, but more just a tragic ac­ci­dent.”

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