One Person Killed, 20 Injured After SUV Drives Into Apple Store in Massachusetts

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A man who drove his SUV into a Hingham, Massachusetts Apple store, killing one person and injuring 20 others, has been arrested.

According to prosecutors, 53-year-old Bradley Rein was charged with “reckless homicide using a motor vehicle.” Rein was arrested on Monday night and will be arraigned in court.

At around 10:45 am, police received several 911 calls about a car that had crashed into the Apple store at the Derby Street Shops. When emergency crews from the Hingham police and fire departments arrived, they found a big hole in the store’s glass façade, a black SUV that had crashed into the store, and several people who had sustained injuries.

Police from Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office identified the man who died as 65-year-old Kevin Bradley from New Jersey.

Timothy Cruz, Plymouth District Attorney, said that the SUV went through the store’s glass at an unknown speed, striking several people.

According to Steve Murphy, Hingham Fire Chief, when the responding units arrived, they found several injured people inside and outside the store. Some of the injured people in the store had been pinned to the wall by the vehicle. “We dispatched fourteen ambulances and seven fire engines with teams from Hanover Fire department, the Plymouth County Tech Rescue and the Rockland Fire Department working together to assist the injured,” he added. However, he could not provide more updates on the identity of the injured victims since their family members had not been notified.

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth was treating some of the victims who had sustained life and limb-threatening injuries. The medical facility is treating 17 patients from the crash, and two others were initially taken to South Shore Hospital before being transferred to a hospital in Boston.

Dr Chris Burns, South Shore Hospital’s trauma chief, said some of the victims had already undergone surgeries, while others would eventually need to get on the operating table, adding that several victims had life-threatening injuries.

The SUV was pulled from the store at around 4 pm after investigators spent the afternoon securing the scene and gathering evidence.

The website of Apple’s store on Derby Street shows that the store is now closed.

Apple issued a statement consoling the family of the man who lost his life and apologizing to customers and employees who got injured during the incident. The company also said the man who died was a professional helping with construction going on at the store.

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