Apple CEO Tim Cook has visited the victims of last week’s crash at the Derby Street Apple Store, located in the Greater Boston area. An SUV crashed through the front of the store, killing one and injuring multiple others.
Local news channel Boston 25 News reported that Cook visited the victims of the crash at the South Shore Hospital along with the company’s chief of retail and people Deirdre O’Brien.
The hospital released a statement reading in part, “We are grateful that Tim Cook and Deirdre O’Brien from Apple were able to come to South Shore Hospital on Friday to visit with some of the patients who were injured during last week’s tragedy at the Apple Store in Hingham,” said Allen Smith, President and CEO, South Shore Health in a statement. “We are also so appreciative of the wonderful care our entire team has provided to these patients, from our EMS at the scene of the accident right through to the emergency room, the trauma and critical care teams and all the doctors, nurses and colleagues who have provided care and support in the hospital and at home with our VNA team. The genuine caring and kindness shown by Tim and his team on this visit did so much to lift the spirits of the patients and our colleagues.”
Apple issued the following statement in response to the incident:
We are devastated by the shocking events at Apple Derby Street today and the tragic loss of a professional who was onsite supporting recent construction at the store. 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.
The driver of the Toyota 4Runner – Bradley Rein, 52 – that crashed through the store, says the incident was not a planned attack but was an “unfortunate accident.”
Rein was in court last Tuesday morning and faces charges of reckless motor vehicle homicide. Rein said his foot became stuck on the gas in the parking lot outside, and that he was unable to brake before his vehicle plowed into the store. Rein had told officers he had no medical issues, and that as far as he knew, his car had no mechanical issues.
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