The driver of a taxi cab cites an operational error as the cause of an incident that left 10 people injured. The taxi driver lost control of the cab and plowed into a crowd of people, with 10 people critically injured in various hospitals.
Four of the injured were taken to Boston Medical Center, four others to Tufts Medical Center and two Massachusetts General. Police say the seriousness of their medical conditions vary.
Police are not treating this as a terrorist incident thus far.
The Daily Mail reports:
CNN reports that the incident was a case of operator error. The driver of the taxi cab involved in the accident said he hit the gas when he meant to hit the brake, causing him to mow into the group.
Those familiar with the airport said that the area where the incident happened is not near where travelers using the airport would be.
The area is used mainly by taxi drivers as a place to take a break before picking up passengers.
Boston has one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the country, so there would no doubt he a lot of taxi cab drivers working today.
An investigation is being launched into the incident. So far, the driver is not facing any charges.