Massachusetts Apple Store crash: SUV runs over a person, injures 16 others
HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS: In a freak accident, a car rammed into an Apple Store killing one person, and injuring 16 others in Hingham on Monday, November 21. The report was confirmed by the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office. The authorities have initiated the investigation against the driver who is currently in police custody. Timothy Cruz, District Attorney said, "This morning was an unthinkable morning and people are trying to get through it and process what happened. This investigation is active and ongoing."
Police reached the scene on Derby Street around 10.45 am on Monday, meanwhile, the Kingston Fire Department informed that their team responded to Hingham trying to rescue "multiple people trapped" where an SUV rammed into a commercial building. A large hole in the glass can be seen in the video at the scene, and at least three people could be seen on stretchers. The authorities claim that every individual stuck inside the store has been taken out. As per the latest reports, there are still dozens of firefighters in the area, quite active at 12 pm.
"Hingham Police Department and Hingham Fire Department responded, found multiple patients injured out in front of the store, and in the store, including a few patients that were pinned against the wall by the vehicle," said Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy.
“There's probably close to ten ambulances in the parking lot right now, along with a lot of fire engines, and police vehicles. The parking lot was very, very busy so I'm assuming there was a lot of people in the store,” said Jason Stotf, an eyewitness who works nearby. Stotf added that he didn’t see the car though, "It must have traveled all the way to the back of the store."
The other witness told WBZ-TV that she was in Barnes and Noble when the accident took place, "I was just sitting next to the window and I heard a big crash. It sounded like a lot of glass just smashing." She further said, "It was scary because no one knew what had just happened and what was going on, there was a lot of people running around," reports CBS News. "I saw the car in the back of the store so it looked like there were people that may have been trapped back there,” the eyewitness added.
The officers are still investigating what caused the crash in the first place.
This is a developing story, MEAWW will keep you updated.