Ten people were injured when a taxicab plowed into a group of cab drivers waiting for fares near Logan International Airport on Monday afternoon, Massachusetts State Police said.
Two law enforcement sources told CNN the incident is being treated as an accident, not an act of terrorism. The driver told authorities at the scene he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, according to both sources.
There was a large law enforcement response to the 1:40 p.m. ET incident at Porter Street and Tomahawk Drive near the Logan International Airport taxi pool. The area is just west of the airport.
Speaking at a news conference, Massachusetts State Police Maj. Frank McGinn said, “One of the cab drivers in the pool had jumped the curb and struck some fellow cab drivers sitting … there waiting for their next fares.”
The driver was cooperating with authorities and was “known to be a very nice gentleman,” McGinn said.
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SOURCE: CNN, Ralph Ellis and Paul LeBlanc