Cops in Massachusetts say there is an active investigation after an SUV plowed into Apple store

‘We are limited in what we can say at this point’: Cops in Massachusetts say there is a an ‘active criminal investigation’ after SUV plowed into Apple store, killing one and injuring 16 people

  • One person has died and at least 19 people have been injured after a vehicle crashed into an Apple store outside of Boston on Monday morning, with four in critical condition 
  • The victim has been identified as 65-year-old Kevin Bradley, of New Jersey 
  • Police said an investigation has been launched but not indicated whether they are treating the incident as an act of terror or if the driver knew any of the victims
  • Some of the other victims were left with life-threatening injuries and ‘mangled limbs’ 
  • Authorities said they first received 911 calls about the crash at around 10.45am and found ‘multiple’ people injured when they arrived on the scene of the Hingham, Massachusetts, store 
  • District Attorney Tim Cruz said the victims were plowed down by the unidentified male driver
  • Witnesses say the driver was bloodied in the aftermath but survived the crash 
  • As many as four people were trapped inside the building at the time, but authorities say everyone was rescued 

Police have said they are investigating the ramming of an SUV into an Apple Store in Massachusetts that left one dead and 16 injured.

They did not indicate whether the incident was being considered an act of terror or whether the driver of the Toyota 4Runner knew anyone he crashed into. 

Authorities confirmed that 65-year-old New Jersey man Kevin Bradley was killed in the ramming. He was helping with construction work at the Derby Street Apple store just outside of Boston, the company said.

Footage recorded shortly after the crash showed a flatbed truck carrying the Toyota away. The SUV’s front end was so badly damaged upon impact with the Apple store that it could hardly be identified. 

The car smashed through the glass façade of the store with enough speed that it passed all the way through the shop and hit its back wall, trapping a number of people.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said there is an ‘active criminal investigation’ into the crash. 

Authorities say a black Toyota 4Runner entered the store Monday morning and plowed into people inside

Authorities say a black Toyota 4Runner entered the store Monday morning and plowed into people inside

One person has died and at least 16 others were injured when an SUV plowed into an Apple Store in Hingham, Massachusetts Monday morning

One person has died and at least 16 others were injured when an SUV plowed into an Apple Store in Hingham, Massachusetts Monday morning

The car was removed from the scene on Monday afternoon, revealing severe damage to its front end

The car was removed from the scene on Monday afternoon, revealing severe damage to its front end 

Authorities said they first received 911 emergency calls about the crash at around 10.45am Monday and found a gaping hole in the glass front of the store in Hingham, Massachusetts, marking where a 2019 Toyota 4Runner had slammed into the building.

When they arrived at the Derby Street store, emergency responders found ‘multiple’ people injured after they were struck by a male driver who is not yet publicly identified.

Bradley was killed on the scene. According to Apple, he was a ‘professional who was onsite supporting recent construction at the store.’

Witnesses say the unnamed driver was bloodied in the aftermath, but was alive and talking to investigators as he was pulled from the car. He is now in police custody, but no charges have been announced as a criminal investigation continues.

Officials say he was not among 16 people taken to the hospital. 

One other victim later drove themselves to South Shore Hospital, and two others were taken to Boston for treatment.

Dr. Jason Tracy, Chief of Emergency Medicine at South Shore Hospital, said the victims arrived at the Emergency Room Monday morning suffering from ‘all types of traumatic injuries’ including head wounds, lower extremity issues and ‘mangled limbs.’

He added that some of the victims were taken in for surgery, and others will eventually need to be operated on. Dr. Chris Burns, the hospital’s trauma chief, also said a number of the patients sustained life-threatening injuries at a news conference Monday afternoon. 

First responders were pictured on the scene caring for some of the people injured in the collision

First responders were pictured on the scene caring for some of the people injured in the collision

Medical Examiners remove the body of a man killed when an SUV smashed through the storefront of an Apple Store

Medical Examiners remove the body of a man killed when an SUV smashed through the storefront of an Apple Store

Officials from the medical examiner's office were seen taking away one body from the scene on Monday

Officials from the medical examiner’s office were seen taking away one body from the scene on Monday

At least four people were reported in critical condition following the collision at 10.45am on Monday

At least four people were reported in critical condition following the collision at 10.45am on Monday 

In the chaotic aftermath, emergency crews said four people were trapped inside the building, but have since been rescued. 

‘It’s absolutely unthinkable, absolutely tragic,’ Cruz said at a news conference Monday afternoon, noting that a criminal investigation is ongoing. 

It is unclear whether there is surveillance footage from the crash, but witnesses say a black Toyota 4Runner accelerated into the building. It was removed from the premises at around 3.30pm, revealing severe damage to its front end.

Officials are now evaluating the building, but say they have no concerns about its structural integrity at this time.

Emergency responders started transferring the 16 victims to local hospitals in the aftermath

Emergency responders started transferring the 16 victims to local hospitals in the aftermath

The strip mall was cordoned off in the chaotic aftermath as police and firefighters investigated the scene

The strip mall was cordoned off in the chaotic aftermath as police and firefighters investigated the scene

Emergency crews set up triage tents on the scene of the Hingham strip mall, which was partially shut down in the aftermath

Emergency crews set up triage tents on the scene of the Hingham strip mall, which was partially shut down in the aftermath

The strip mall in Hingham, Massachusetts was cordoned off as investigators search the scene

The strip mall in Hingham, Massachusetts was cordoned off as investigators search the scene

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz announced at a news conference that a criminal investigation is ongoing

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz announced at a news conference that a criminal investigation is ongoing

Several people were later spotted being taken out of the store, located about 17 miles southeast of Boston, in stretchers. 

Others were being tended to by dozens of first responders on the scene, and a medical helicopter had been called.

Photos also showed firefighters tending to what appeared to be a shopper stuck under the vehicle in question as the area was blocked off with yellow police tape. 

An MBTA bus was said to be en route to be used as a triage as the scene is being treated as a ‘mass casualty event.’

Police have also called for a tow truck to remove the car, which is stopped along the back wall of the store, The Patriot Ledger reported. 

Survivors were seen hugging and crying following the brutal crash that killed at least one person

Survivors were seen hugging and crying following the brutal crash that killed at least one person

A woman was seen nervously awaiting news after 16 people were injured in the collision on Monday

A woman was seen nervously awaiting news after 16 people were injured in the collision on Monday

The SUV, believed to be a Toyota 4Runner, stopped at the far end of the store, where it crashed into a wall

The SUV, believed to be a Toyota 4Runner, stopped at the far end of the store, where it crashed into a wall

An unknown driver plowed his SUV into an Apple Store in Hingham, Massachusetts early Monday morning

An unknown driver plowed his SUV into an Apple Store in Hingham, Massachusetts early Monday morning

Authorities from surrounding towns are continuing to investigate the crash

Authorities from surrounding towns are continuing to investigate the crash

The glass front was completely shattered into a gaping hole where the car made its entrance

A woman who works at a store on the other side of the plaza told DailyMail.com how she heard the sirens and ran over to see what had happened.

‘It was really scary not knowing what was happening,’ Holly Roberts said. ‘And when I went to the corner and saw all of the vehicles by the Apple Store, my heart sunk.’ 

Witnesses also told Boston 25 News they heard a loud crash and ran over to see the vehicle inside the store on Monday morning.

‘It sounded like a bomb went off,’ Lynne Goyuk said. ‘We saw several people who should have sought medical attention, but they wouldn’t go over because they knew other people were critical.’ 

Emily McKenna also said: ‘I just heard glass shatter, and everyone ran to the window because they thought it was a smash and grab, and there was just a gaping hole in the middle of the Apple store.

‘I didn’t see the car drive by, but someone said it was going pretty fast, so maybe he just lost control.’ 

Another woman, only identified as Ann, told NECN how she heard ‘a very loud bang.

‘So we jumped up from the table and we looked out the window and we could see the hole in the Apple Store,’ she said. ‘And she had seen a car go by, so she was like ‘Oh my God, that car just went through the Apple Store.’ And that was really it.

‘Honestly, this is too much,’ she added. ‘I just want to go home. It was a lot.

‘We had just walked by the Apple Store to get our coffee and we decided to stop for a minute. We could’ve been walking back by… so my heart goes out to all the employees of Apple and all the customers that were in the store because nobody should be dealing with this. Nobody.’ 

A local man also took to Twitter to share that his wife was at the store when a ‘black 4Runner drove full speed’ into the store.

‘She said there are a lot of injuries — my wife used a spare jacket as a tourniquet.’ 

The incident comes at the beginning of a busy holiday week, when many take off from work. 

The two adjacent stores at the strip mall were also closed and taped off on Monday as police continued to investigate the scene. 

Early reports said the Apple Store in Hingham is on the verge of collapse following the crash but officials later said they have no concerns about its structural integrity

Early reports said the Apple Store in Hingham is on the verge of collapse following the crash but officials later said they have no concerns about its structural integrity

The incident comes at the beginning of a busy holiday week, when many take off from work

The incident comes at the beginning of a busy holiday week, when many take off from work

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