Hingham Apple store crash – updates: Mystery over driver and cause of collision that killed one and injured 19

At least one killed after car crashes into Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts

Shortly before 11am on Monday, a car crashed into an Apple store in the Boston suburb of Hingham, leading to the death of one person while more than a dozen have been injured.

The 19 injured people were taken to hospitals by ambulance after the Black SUV smashed through the front window and plowed through the store, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said during a press conference.

Mr Cruz said the driver was a man that was in the presence of police officers after the crash. He added that he was unable to say at this time if prosecutorial action will be taken, but that there is an “active criminal investigation going on”.

Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy said that several people were pinned against the door at the back of the shop. He added that the structural integrity of the building was being evaluated but that were no concerns at the time of the press briefing.

Mr Cruz said that several 911 calls came in from the Derby Street shops at around 10.45am.

“A dark-coloured SUV appears, went through at a rate of speed undetermined, through a … glass window and struck multiple people,” Mr Cruz told reporters.

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‘Unthinkable morning’

District Attorney Tim Cruz called it an “unthinkable morning” when he confirmed one person was killed in the incident.

Sixteen people were taken to hospital and another patient walked into South Shore Hospital where 14 of the other patients were taken.

Dr Christopher Burns, the hospital’s trauma director, told NBC News they had multiple patients with life-threatening or limb-threatening injuries and several are currently in surgery.

Fire officials said bystanders and off-duty hospital workers were among those who jumped in to help give emergency treatment in the immediate aftermath of the crash.

One woman improvised a tourniquet from a spare jacket.

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 13:45

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Watch: Tow truck removes SUV from store

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 12:45

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Apple statement on incident

We are devastated by the shocking events at Apple Derby Street today and the tragic loss of a professional who was onsite supporting recent construction at the store. Our hearts go out to our team members and customers who were injured and all of those who were affected by this terrible incident. We are doing everything we can to support our team members and customers at this very difficult time.

Appel written statement

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 11:15

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Injury total rises to 19, CBS reports

The number of people injured from a driver who crashed into a Massachusetts Apple store on Monday has risen to 19, up from 17 in the initial reports.

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, was treating 17 patients from the crash as of Monday evening, the DA’s office told CNN in an email. Two of the other victims were sent to Boston hospitals.

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Victim identified as New Jersey man

In a news release from District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s office, the victim of today’s mass casualty incident has been identified as Kevin Bradley, 65, of New Jersey.

An earlier statement by Apple said he was a “professional who was onsite supporting recent construction at the store”.

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 09:15

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Everything we know about Massachusetts Apple store crash

This is everything we know so far.

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 07:15

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Watch: Police response to crash

At least one person has died and 14 were injured after a car crashed into an Apple store in a Boston suburb.

This video shows police vehicles arriving at the scene in Hingham on Monday, 21 November.

17 people were injured and hospitalised after a black SUV smashed into the store.

People were trapped inside the shop as they waited for a tow truck to pull the vehicle out.

Police arrive after car fatally crashes into Massachusetts Apple store

At least one person has died and 14 were injured after a car crashed into an Apple store in a Boston suburb. This video shows police vehicles arriving at the scene in Hingham on Monday, 21 November. The Patriot Ledger reported that all 14 injured were hospitalized after a black SUV smashed into the store. People were trapped inside the shop as they waited for a tow truck to pull the vehicle out. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 05:15

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What happened today in Hingham?

Gustaf Kilander reports on how events unfolded this morning in the Boston suburb of Hingham.

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Employees ‘visibly shaken’ after crash

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said the employees of the store were “visibly shaken” following the crash.

“This investigation is active and ongoing. We are very limited as to what we can say at this point,” he added.

“Fourteen of the victims were taken to South Shore Hospital and Weymouth and two victims [were] taken to Boston area hospitals,” Mr Cruz said.

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 01:15

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Locals say crash left ‘gaping hole’ in Apple store: ‘It sounded like a bomb went off’

Witnesses Lynne Goyuk and Emily McKenna told Boston25News about what they saw before and after the crash.

“It sounded like a bomb went off,” Ms Goyuk said. “We saw several people who should have sought medical attention, but they wouldn’t go over because they knew other people were critical.”

Ms McKenna said: “I just heard like glass shatter, and everyone ran to the window because they thought it was a smash and grab, and there was just a gaping hole in the middle of the Apple Store. I didn’t see the car drive by but someone said it was going pretty fast, so maybe he just lost control.”

Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 00:15

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