1 killed, 19 injured after SUV drove through front of Apple store in Hingham, prosecutors say – Boston 25 News

HINGHAM, Mass. – A criminal investigation is underway after one person was killed and at least 19 others injured when an SUV crashed through the front of an Apple store at Derby Street Shops in Hingham on Monday morning, officials said.

Rescue workers responding to a report of a vehicle entering a building at 94 Derby Street around 10:45 a.m. found a gaping hole in the store’s glass facade, a black SUV that had come to rest on the floor inside and several people suffering from various injuries, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

The name of the deceased was not released. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Most of the victims were taken to South Shore Hospital, while two victims were taken to Boston for treatment, Cruz said.

dr Jason Tracy, chief of emergency medicine at South Shore Hospital, said a total of 17 people came to the emergency room suffering from “all kinds of traumatic injuries,” including head wounds, lower-limb problems and “mangled” limbs.

Tracy added that some of the victims underwent surgery and others will eventually need surgery. according to dr Chris Burns, the hospital’s trauma director, some of these patients sustained life-threatening injuries.

Despite the sudden influx of patients, Tracy said the emergency room is staffed and ready to meet the need for immediate care.

“We had several resources responsive to the hospital, including additional surgeons and additional support staff,” Tracy said. “We were very well staffed at that time considering the day of the week and the time of day.”

The driver was not hospitalized and is said to be in police custody. Charges have not yet been announced, but Cruz confirmed that an “active criminal investigation is ongoing” and called the incident “unthinkable.”

A preliminary investigation found this SUV crashed through the glass, hitting several people, with some victims pinned to the wall, officials said. It is unclear how fast the vehicle was traveling.

The Hanover Fire Department said a Plymouth County technical rescue team was activated to help those injured or trapped. Several crews from the Rockland Fire Department were also called in to assist.

Photos showed firefighters attending to a person under the vehicle in question. The area was cordoned off with yellow police tape.

Video from the scene showed rescue workers and firefighters also tending to victims on the sidewalk in front of the store. Other victims were carried away and loaded into ambulances.

Witnesses told Robert Goulston of Boston 25 they heard a loud crash and ran over to see the vehicle at the store, as well as items strewn all over the floor.

“It sounded like a bomb went off,” Lynne Goyuk said. “We saw several people who should have seen a doctor but they didn’t want to go over because they knew other people were critical.”

Emily McKenna added, “I just heard glass shatter and everyone ran to the window thinking it was a hit and a grab and there was just a gaping hole in the middle of the Apple Store. I didn’t see the car go by but someone said it was going pretty fast so maybe he just lost control.”

In a statement, a South Shore Hospital spokeswoman said: “The Emergency Department at South Shore Hospital is currently in the process of admitting these patients. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. This is a fluid situation and we thank you for your patience.”

The Apple Store is part of Derby Street Shops. It is adjacent to a Burton’s Grill and Brandy Melville.

No further details were available.

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