Taxi hits pedestrians near Boston airport

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At least nine people were injured on Monday after a vehicle plowed into a crowd in East Boston, however, investigators said the crash appeared to be accidental. However, the severity of those injuries are unconfirmed.

Massachusetts State Police say a crash that injured 10 pedestrians near Boston's airport does not appear to be an intentional act.

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Two of the more seriously injured victims were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Video of the scene showed a white taxi with front end damage at rest against a building and near some picnic tables.

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Police sources told WBZ-TV that the driver was a 57-year-old man from Cambridge, and said that he was cooperating with authorities.

The Globe and other local news outlets reported that the police believe the crash was an accident and not the result of terrorism.

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The patio where people were hit is adjacent to the parking lot where dozens of taxis are parked. State police said taxi drivers often sit on the patio during their break times.

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