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Driver charged with negligent homicide after crashing SUV through front window of Apple Store in Massachusetts

A man was charged with reckless homicide after crashed his SUV From the front window of an Apple Store in Massachusetts, one person was killed and nearly 20 others were injured, prosecutors Told Tuesday Bradley Rein, 53, appeared in court Tuesday morning on a charge of negligent homicide by motor vehicle in the crash in Hingham, southeast of Boston.

A judge ordered Rein to be held on $100,000 cash bail. Rein did not enter a plea, and was next scheduled to appear in court on 22 December.

A prosecutor said Rein told police his right foot got caught on the accelerator of his 2019 Toyota 4Runner while he was driving near the store. According to the prosecutor, Rein also said that he tried to use his left foot on the brake to stop the vehicle.

The prosecutor said that a preliminary breath test conducted after the accident showed that Rein’s blood alcohol level was zero.

A lawyer speaking on Rein’s behalf for bail proceedings said it was an accident.

“Although the result of this accident was horrific — and I don’t want to downplay it — it was an accident,” said Rein’s attorney.

The vehicle hit the plate glass window of the shop on Monday morning and engulfed the people. The deceased has been identified as 65-year-old Kevin Bradley of New Jersey. The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Rein was arrested Monday night.

Doctors said the patients had suffered life-threatening and organ-damaging injuries. Dr. William Tollefsen, director of emergency medical services at South Shore Health, told reporters Monday that injuries included “very severe head trauma” and trauma to the lower limbs.

Apple issued a statement saying it was “devastated by the shocking events at Apple Derby Street today and the tragic death of a professional who was supporting the recent build at the store.”

The storefront window showed a gaping hole as first responders worked at the scene of the accident. The opening time of the shop was fixed an hour before the accident.

A vehicle crashes into an Apple Store on November 21, 2022 in Hingham, Massachusetts.
A vehicle crashes into an Apple Store on November 21, 2022 in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Reuters/Brian Snyder


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