One dead, 16 injured after SUV crashes into Massachusetts Apple store

Apple store crash
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A least one person has died and a further 16 have been injured after an SUV plowed through the glass front of an Apple store in Massachusetts. 

District attorney Timothy J. Cruz has confirmed that 16 people were taken to hospital after a black Toyota tore through the glass frontage of the store. Reports indicate several people may have been pinned to the store's wall by the vehicle when it finally came to a halt. 

A tragedy

Images from the scene show a Black SUV lodged in the store's rear wall, it is unclear at this stage how the accident occurred. NYT reports that the man who was killed was a 65-year-old man by the name of Kevin Bradley of N.J.

Apple said "our hearts go out to our team members and customers who were injured and all of those who were affected by this terrible incident. We are doing everything we can to support our team members and customers at this very difficult time." Apple also confirmed "the tragic loss of a professional who was on site supporting recent construction at the store,” suggesting Mr. Bradley may have been working on-site at the time. Authorities are reportedly conducting a criminal investigation into the incident. 

Reports say that one of the seriously injured was an off-duty Hyannis firefighter. Images show the wreckage of the SUV being towed from the scene later on Monday. 

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