Auto drives into group of pedestrians in E

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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.

According to two law enforcement sources, the incident is being treated as an accident, not an act of terrorism. Three other victims suffered injuries that are considered less serious, but still significant, while six more sustained more minor injuries. Police are reportedly interviewing the driver of the vehicle, who they identified as a 56-year-old Cambridge, Massachusetts man.

"Preliminary reports indicate several pedestrians with injuries, varying severity", the Massachusetts State Police tweeted.

The injured are being evaluated and transferred to several hospitals.


The Boston Globe is reporting an official said investigators were looking "at possible operator error in the incident".

The crash took place near Porter Street and Tomahawk Drive in East Boston, where taxi drivers wait to be dispatched to pick up passengers from the airport.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as information becomes available.

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