Boston cab’s lunge injures 10 people
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.”