Auto drives into pedestrians in Boston, injuring nine people

Several people were injured after a car crashed into pedestrians near Boston's Logan Airport

The incident appears to be accidental, sources told ABC News.

Two law enforcement sources told CNN the incident is being treated as an accident, not an act of terrorism.

Massachusetts State Police tweeted at about 2 p.m. that the vehicle hit the pedestrians by Porter Street at Tomahawk Drive, near the Logan Airport taxi pool. The area is just west of the airport.

The people struck were standing in a break area used by cab drivers, police said.


Procopio says based on the preliminary investigation, "there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional".

McGinn said it appears all the injured people are fellow cab drivers. Three other victims suffered injuries that are considered less serious, but still significant, while six more sustained more minor injuries.

Emergency personnel transported those who were injured to local hospitals in Boston. The Associated Press said the driver was 56 years old.

Boston Police, Boston Fire Dept., Boston EMS and the state police were all on the scene.

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