At least 10 injured when Boston cab driver loses control of vehicle, crashes into pedestrians

Several people were injured in Boston on Monday when a taxi driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a group of pedestrians, local media are reporting.

The Boston Globe reported at least 10 people were injured in the incident, which occurred near a Logan International Airport taxi pool in East Boston just west of the airport. Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said some of the victims were injured seriously.

Witnesses told The Globe the incident occurred in an area where other taxi drivers take breaks and play cards, and that the victims were all fellow drivers. Video from the scene showed the car plowed into at least one picnic table.

Victims are being sent to three hospitals in the area — Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Rescuers could be seen loading at least one person into a stretcher, according to the Associated Press.

Boston police, fire firefighters, and emergency personnel are on the scene, state police said.

The Globe cited a law enforcement who said the incident does not appear related to terrorism, and other officials do not believe the crash was intentional.

Procopio said the driver is believed to have mistaken the car’s gas pedal for the brake, adding “there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional.”

The driver, a 56-year-old man, is cooperating with investigators, a CBS affiliate reported.

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