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10 Injured After Taxi Crashes into Pedestrians at Boston Airport


At least 10 people were hospitalized Monday after a taxi crashed into a group of pedestrians standing near the taxi pool at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Police Believe Driver Hit Gas Instead of Brake

According to Reuters, police are conducting a preliminary investigation and believe the crash was unintentional. Media citing unnamed sources said it is believed that the taxi driver hit the gas instead of the brake pedal.

Emergency crews responded to the scene where at least 10 people were transported to the hospital.

An image from the scene showed the taxi resting next to a building with its front hood buckled.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the Unites States in 2013. This averages to one death every 2 hours.
  • An additional 150,000 people were injured in traffic accidents in 2013.
  • The majority of pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas at non-intersection locations at night.
  • On average, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed each trip than occupants of passenger vehicles.

 

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