Hospital ER confirms many Apple Store SUV collision victims have life-threatening injuries
The hospital treating many of those involved with Monday’s deadly incident at Apple Derby Street in Massachusetts, which saw a black SUV plough through the store’s glass facade and kill one person and injuring others, has confirmed that many of those taken for treatment have sustained life-threatening injuries.
Emergency services were called to the Apple Store in Massachusetts shortly before 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday after a black SUV ploughed through the front of the store’s glass facade, with images showing the vehicle deep inside the store as local news sources reported at the time that at least one person was trapped under the car.
Apple confirmed in a statement that one victim, who has separately been named as Kevin Bradley, 65, of New Jersey, tragically lost their life in the incident who was a contractor at the Apple Store “supporting recent construction” at the location.
In a statement via Boston 25 News, Dr. Jason Tracy, Chief of Emergency Medicine at South Shore Hospital, said 17 people in total arrived at the ER suffering from “all types of traumatic injuries,” including head wounds, lower extremity issues, and “mangled” limbs.
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As reported by the local news outlet, some victims have had to be taken in for surgery and others will eventually need to be operated on. A number of those patients sustained life-threatening injuries, according to Dr. Chris Burns, the hospital’s trauma chief.
The driver involved in the incident was not hospitalized and is said to be in police custody. It is understood that the driver was pulled from the vehicle by first responders and sustained minor injuries.
It sounded like a bomb went off,” one witness told local news agency Boston 25. “We saw several people who should have sought medical attention, but they wouldn’t go over because they knew other people were critical.”
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