Ten people got hurt in Boston after a taxicab sped into a group of taxi drivers who were waiting for fares near Logan International Airport
A taxi driver sped through a group of other taxi cabs who were waiting for fares in Massachusetts, near Logan International Airport, hurting 10 people, police reported.
The incident is treated as an accident, and not as a terrorism act, two law enforcement sources mentioned. According to the taxi driver’s story, he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake.
The area of the incident is west of the airport; a large law enforcement response took place at 1:40 p.m. ET. While speaking at a news conference, Massachusetts State Police Maj. Frank McGinn mentioned that “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.”
According to the authorities, the driver was cooperative and was known “to be a very nice gentleman,” McGinn said.
He also added that those hurt in the accident are fellow cab drivers. The most severely injured person has broken legs and possibly internal chest injuries.
Media relations manager at the Boston Public Health Commission, Ana Vivas, said that four patients were taken to Boston Medical Center, four to Tufts Medical Center and two to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Apparently, the cab driver was a 56-year-old Cambridge man. The cause of the incident is still under investigation, while the identity of the driver has not been released yet. However, he was allowed to leave the state police barracks after the authorities interviewed him.