Early reports indicate that at least 10 pedestrians were injured to varying degrees when a taxi jumped the curb at Boston’s Logan Airport at approximately 2 p.m. EST Monday afternoon, July 3, 2017. The taxi drove into a waiting area for taxi drivers at the airport, with all those injured identified as being cabdrivers.
Update July 6, 2017: The Metro Cab taxi driver who ran into a group of fellow can drivers at Logan Airport in Boston was questioned by Massachusetts state police the day of the incident and then released, pending the results of their investigation into the incident. The Metro Cab driver is identified only as a 56-year-old man from Cambridge, Massachusetts and will only be identified by name if charges are filed against him.
At this time the driver who caused the incident has been identified only as a 56-year-old man from Cambridge, Massachusetts and according to statements obtained by investigative sources is “a very nice gentlemen from his peers.”
The taxi cab was thought to have only the driver aboard who has explained to authorities that the incident was caused when he stepped on the accelerator instead of the break. Investigators are characterizing the injury-causing incident as a “tragic accident” with no evidence of terrorism or of this being the result of an intentional act on the part of the taxi driver.
Those injured in the accident have been transported to local hospitals in the Boston, Massachusetts area with one person being in serious condition; three people sustained significant injuries and six others were injured to a lesser extent.
Reactions to the Logan Airport incident have been swift on social media, with some people quick to jump to the conclusion of terrorism at work, conspiracy theories and more:
Can we please wait to hear the driver's name before we jump to the terrorism conclusion?
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