Man charged after SUV crashes into Massachusetts Apple store, killing 1 – WSB-TV Channel 2

HINGHAM, Mass. – A man suspected of driving an SUV into an Apple Store on Monday, killing one person and injuring several others, told investigators his foot got stuck on the accelerator pedal, causing his SUV to overturn jumped a curb and crashed into the store, according to court filings obtained by WFXT.

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Bradley Rein, 53, was arrested Monday night for involuntary manslaughter by motor vehicle, prosecutors said. His arrest came after authorities said he crashed a 2019 Toyota 4Runner into the front of the Apple Store in Hingham around 10:45am

Rein told investigators he was driving around looking for an eyewear store when his foot got stuck on the accelerator pedal, court records show. He said he tried to brake but was unable to stop the vehicle before it crashed through the Apple Store, according to records.

“Rein said everything happened openly,” police said in documents obtained by WFXT. “Rein stated that his foot had previously got stuck on the accelerator while driving on the freeway. Rein stated that he had no medical problems that would affect his ability to drive a motor vehicle. Rein said he had his vehicle serviced regularly and there were no mechanical problems.”

According to WFXT, the soldiers ran a blood alcohol test on Rein and found no evidence he was intoxicated. Further tests were scheduled for Tuesday.

Monday’s crash claimed the life of 65-year-old New Jersey resident Kevin Bradley, according to the Plymouth County Attorney’s Office. In a statement from WFXT, Apple officials said Bradley was “on site and has assisted with recent construction at the store.”

“Our hearts go out to our team members and customers who have been injured and to everyone affected by this horrific incident,” the statement said. “We are doing everything we can to support our team members and customers during this very difficult time.”

dr Jason Tracy, South Shore Hospital’s chief of emergency medicine, told WFXT that 17 people arrived at the hospital’s emergency room with injuries, including head wounds, lower extremity problems and “mangled” limbs. dr Chris Burns, the hospital’s trauma chief, told the news channel that several of the wounded had injuries that appeared to be life-threatening.

Witness Emily McKenna told WFXT that she heard glass breaking and saw people running to the store’s window.

“They thought it was a punch and a grab, and there was just a gaping hole in the middle of the Apple Store,” she said. “I didn’t see the car go by but someone said it was going pretty fast so maybe he just lost control.”

It was initially not clear how fast the SUV was driving when it entered the store.

The authorities continue to investigate.


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