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Everything we know about the Massachusetts Apple store crash

A car crashed into an Apple store in the Boston suburb of Hingham, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others.

The driver of the SUV that entered the store on Monday was identified as 53-year-old Bradley Rein.

That’s all we know so far.

Who was the driver?

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz identified Bradley Rein of Natick on Tuesday.

He was arrested on suspicion of reckless manslaughter with a motor vehicle and is due to appear in Hingham County Court on Tuesday.

Mr Cruz previously said the driver was in the presence of police officers after the crash.

One person at the scene told a local TV station that the driver appeared to be bloody but alive when he was pulled from the SUV by rescue workers.

Book of Patriots identified the car as a Toyota 4Runner.

Where did the failure occur?

The accident happened at a shopping center on Derby Street in Hingham, a coastal town southeast of Boston, Massachusetts.

When did it happen?

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said during a press conference on Monday that several 911 calls were received from shops on Derby Street around 10:45 a.m.

“The dark SUV … drove at an undetermined speed through … a glass window and hit many people,” Mr. Cruz told reporters.

What was the emergency response?

After the accident, several people were lying on the ground right in front of the store as they were being looked after by rescuers.

Police called in a tow truck to remove a vehicle that had become stuck in the back wall of the store, trapping people inside. Several ambulances from wards away from Hingham were brought to the scene, as well as a medical helicopter.

The MBTA bus was also sent for segregation.

South Shore Hospital has not been accepting any further patients since 11:49 a.m., police radio communications revealed, Book of Patriots reported.

What were the injuries?

The deceased victim was identified as 65-year-old Kevin Bradley of New Jersey.

The victims were taken to hospitals by ambulances after a black SUV crashed into the store, Cruz said during a press conference on Monday.

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

Those numbers later increased, with South Shore Health saying at a subsequent press briefing that it was treating 17 people from the accident for everything from head trauma to limb damage, WCVB reports.

South Shore Health’s head of trauma, Dr. Christopher Burns, told the press that “we have a lot of patients with life-threatening injuries.”

“We have patients in the operating room and people we expect to enter the operating room,” he added.

Officials said two other victims were taken to Boston for treatment.

Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy said several people were pinned to the door at the back of the store.

An SUV rests in an Apple store behind a large hole in the store’s glass facade, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, Hingham, Massachusetts

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How did Apple react?

The Derby Street location page on Apple’s website states: “We apologize for the inconvenience as this store is closed. Until we can reopen, please consider using our online services.”

Mr Cruz said workers were “clearly shaken and are gathering around”.

“The investigation is active and ongoing. We are very limited in what we can say at the moment,” he added.

How much property damage was done?

Emergency services personnel arrive at the scene after a vehicle crashed into an Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S., November 21, 2022.

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The glass wall of the store had a large hole, it shows footage from the scene.

Chief Murphy said the structural integrity of the building was being assessed, but that raised no concerns at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

People react as emergency services personnel arrive at the scene after a vehicle crashed into an Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S., November 21, 2022.

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What did the witnesses say?

“It sounded like an explosion,” said one witness, according to WCVB. “It was so loud.”

“You’d have to really speed up to get to the warehouse in the back of the Apple store,” Frank O’Brien, who was shopping in the area at the time of the incident, told WCVB..

Lynne Goyuk told the Boston 25 News that “it sounded like a bomb going off. We saw several people who should have sought medical attention but didn’t want to go because they knew other people were in critical condition.”

“I just heard glass breaking and everyone ran to the window because they thought it was a smash and catch and there was just a gaping hole in the middle of the Apple Store,” Emily McKenna told a local station. “I didn’t see a car go by, but someone said it was going pretty fast, so maybe he just lost control.”

“My wife is on Derby Street in Hingham, a black 4Runner drove at full speed into an Apple store,” one man posted on Twitter shortly after the crash. “She said there was a lot of damage – my wife used a spare jacket as a tourniquet.”

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