At least one person died and Sixteen people were injured when a car plowed through an Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said at a press conference Monday.
Cruz said the Derby Street shops received a 911 call for help around 10:45 a.m. Hingham police and fire crews found several injured people at the Apple store a short time later, Cruz added.
“A dark-colored SUV appears, with a … glass window driving at an undetermined rate of speed and striking several people,” Cruz said.
Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy responded during a press conference Monday that “there were several patients injured in the front of the store and in the store, including a few patients who were pinned against a wall by a vehicle.”
Seven fire engines and 14 ambulances are available to treat the injured, Murphy said. The chief minister could not provide updates on the condition of the victims. Officials are not releasing the names of the injured at this time as they work to notify family members, Cruz added.
Cruz said the investigation into the car crash is “active” and ongoing.
“Regarding the driver of the motor vehicle, we are probing it. Regarding the condition of the motor vehicle, we are investigating it,” Cruz said. The driver of the vehicle was not taken to the hospital, according to Cruz.
“My understanding is that he hasn’t been taken to the hospital yet,” Cruz said. “He is now, with the police officers.”
When asked how many people may have been inside the Apple store when the car crashed, Cruz noted that it was the beginning of a holiday week.
“Obviously the Apple Store is a very busy place. It’s the Monday of a holiday week,” Cruz said. “So I don’t know exactly how many people were there – I’m sure we’ll find out.”
Apple’s Derby Street location in Hingham is currently closed. According to to its website.
“We apologize for the inconvenience caused while this store is closed,” the website said said. “Until we reopen, use our online services.”
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