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View of the Apple Derby Street store as first responders help. (Source: WCVB5)

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One person has died and four are in critical condition after an SUV smashed through the glass of Apple Derby Street in Hingham, Massachusetts, on Monday morning.

Apple Derby Street has been closed following a black SUV being driven through the storefront glass at around 11am local time. The 4,000 square-foot Apple Store is located toward the rear of a shopping plaza, with a car park in front of it.

According to local news WCBV5, the SUV smashed a hole through the glass before being stuck in the store.

“It was like a big explosion,” a witness told the station, “it was so loud.”

One person has died, while four have been taken to Boston hospital in critical condition. A total of 14 people have been hospitalized, including some taken to the nearby South Shore Hospital.

The Patriot Ledger says that by 11:49 am local time, South Shore Hospital was rejecting additional trauma patients. Police at the Apple Store called for a tow truck to remove the SUV, which was against the store’s back wall.

Another witness told the publication said that the driver of the SUV appeared to be injured and bloodied, but conscious and alert, following the crash. The driver was pulled from the car by first responders.

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.

— Opinionated Zappe (@OpinionatedZach) November 21, 2022

Reportedly, the SUV trapped a number of people inside the Apple Store. Multiple ambulances are attending.

Police have not issued a statement, though the nature of the crash suggests it was an accident rather than an attempted robbery. Apple Stores have previously been targeted by thieves trying to crash through windows.

Apple Derby Street remains closed, and as of noon Monday local time, the stores on either side of it have been shut as well.

Updated: 12:35 with witness statements.

Updated 12:55 with new injury and fatality details.

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