A taxi went out of control and struck ten people in East Boston near airport around 1:40 p.m. Monday. Injuries of varying severity were reported. The car hit also a building at the Logan Airport taxi pool, at 48 Porter St. Airbags were deployed in the vehicle at the force of impact.
The victims were taken to area hospitals. Police, fire and ambulance vehicles were in the area. Massachusetts State Police tweeted at about 2 p.m. that a vehicle struck pedestrians near the airport's taxi pool. The 56-year-old driver from Cambridge was interviewed by investigators and cooperated. His identity has not been released. "At this preliminary point in the investigation, there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional,” police said.
Scene of the accident
The incident, which occurred on the eve of the Independence Day holiday in the US is being treated as an accident, not an act of terrorism. The driver told authorities that he accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The patio where people were hit is used by cab drivers while they take a break. Incidents involving drivers who plowed into crowds at public places, was previously a tactic endorsed many times by the Islamic State. People are reacting with fear for their lives when a such incident occur.