Ten people were taken to hospital after a taxi collided into a group of pedestrians near Logan International Airport in East Boston.

Massachusetts State Police confirmed the incident occurred on Porter Street and Tomahawk Drive near the airport's taxi pool on Monday (3 July).

State police said they are interviewing the 56-year-old cab driver, who is from Cambridge, Massachusetts. The driver reportedly told authorities he accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, CNN reported.

Authorities have not released the man's identity and said the cause of the crash is under investigation. Fellow taxi drivers described the man as nice but very quiet. "The cab driver is a Haitian guy. Very cool guy, very nice guy, never talking to people," one driver told WCVB.

A law enforcement official told The Boston Globe that the incident did not appear to be terrorism.

"At this preliminary point in the investigation, there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional. The driver is currently being interviewed," state police said, according to WCVB.

Ana Vivas, the media relations manager at Boston Public Health Commission, told CNN that four patients were taken to Tufts Medical Center, four to Boston Medical Center and two to Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Yellow tape surrounds the scene where a taxi cab crashed into a group of bystanders at the taxi pool at Logan International Airport in Boston, on 3 July 2017. Reuters