One person was killed and at least 16 were injured after an SUV plowed into an Apple Store on Monday in Hingham, Massachusetts, about 20 miles southeast of Boston.
The vehicle made a large hole in the glass storefront less than an hour after the store opened, Boston outlet WCVB reported. It crashed against the back wall, pinning some people.
Everyone who was trapped was eventually freed, the New York Post reported, but the vehicle remained there into the afternoon with a tow truck parked outside. Photos published by the Patriot Ledger photos show the vehicle to be a Toyota 4Runner.
Four victims are in critical condition, and at least 16 have been taken to area hospitals, WCVB reported.
The driver was not hospitalized after the crash. An investigation into the driver is “active and ongoing,” District Attorney Timothy Cruz told reporters, according to CBS News.
“This morning was an unthinkable morning, and people are trying to get through it and process what happened,” Cruz said.
Helicopter footage showed a large taped-off scene outside the store with pop-up tents, fire trucks and many emergency responders loading people into stretchers.
One witness told the Patriot Ledger the crash “sounded like an explosion.” Another told WCVB the driver would “have to really be picking up speed to end up in the storage area at the back” of the store.
After the crash, Twitter user OpinionatedZach said, “My wife is at Derby Street in Hingham, a Black 4Runner drove full speed into the Apple store. She said there are alot of injuries – my wife used a spare jacket as a tourniquet.”
More than a dozen ambulances transported victims to hospitals, CBS reported.
“There’s probably close to ten ambulances in the parking lot right now, along with a lot of fire engines, and police vehicles,” Jason Scott, a nearby worker, told CBS. “The parking lot was very, very busy so I’m assuming there was a lot of people in the store.”
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.