Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

The Massachusetts State Police says a crash that injured 10 pedestrians near Boston’s airport does not appear to have been an intentional act.

A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. The person was not authorized to comment on the record and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The 56-year-old taxi driver’s vehicle struck pedestrians in a taxi-queuing area Monday afternoon near Logan International Airport in East Boston. State police spokesman David Procopio says 10 people were injured, some seriously.

The white cab, with front end damage, came to rest against a building.

Procopio says that based on a preliminary investigation, “there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional.” (AP)

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Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

An official photographs the scene where police say a taxi driver struck a group of pedestrians, injuring several, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Boston. A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

Emergency personnel work at the scene where a taxi driver struck a group of pedestrians, injuring several, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Boston. A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

State troopers look over the scene where a cab jumped a curb striking several bystanders near the Logan International Airport taxi pool in Boston, MA, July 3, 2017. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

A screengrab of the scene where a cab jumped a curb striking several bystanders near the Logan International Airport taxi pool in Boston, MA, July 3, 2017. (WCBV Boston/ABC News)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

Emergency personnel looks over a victim at the scene where a cab jumped a curb striking several bystanders near the Logan International Airport taxi pool in Boston, MA, July 3, 2017. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

Emergency personnel work at the scene where a taxi driver struck a group of pedestrians, injuring several, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Boston. A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

Emergency personnel transport a victim from the scene where a cab jumped a curb striking several bystanders near the Logan International Airport taxi pool in Boston, MA, July 3, 2017. (Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

A screengrab of the scene where a cab jumped a curb striking several bystanders near the Logan International Airport taxi pool in Boston, MA, July 3, 2017. (ABC News)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

A Massachusetts State Police officer walks past the scene where a taxi cab crashed into a group of bystanders at the taxi pool at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., July 3, 2017. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Taxi crashes into pedestrians near Boston’s Logan Airport

A firefighter works at the scene where a taxi driver struck a group of pedestrians, injuring several, Monday, July 3, 2017, in Boston. A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of “operator error” in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)