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Suspect driver Bradley Rein says his foot got stuck as he hit Apple Store, killing 1 and injuring 17

The driver of the SUV that crashed into an Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts, has been identified and charged.

One person was killed and at least 19 injured in an incident in a Boston suburb on Monday morning.

Bradley Rein, 53, of Natick, was arrested and charged with reckless manslaughter with a motor vehicle, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office. He was arrested on Monday evening and charged to Hingham County Court on Tuesday morning.

District Attorney Tim Cruz made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter.

According to court documents, Mr. Rein told investigators he was looking for an eyewear store when his right foot got stuck on the gas pedal of his Toyota 4Runner. He tried to brake with his left foot, but was unable to stop.

CBS Boston reports that Mr. Rein told investigators he had no health issues that would impair his ability to drive. The initial breathalyzer test gave a reading of 0.00 percent.

According to the Vermont State Police, Rein was ticketed for drunk driving after an accident in Roxbury, Vermont on December 19, 2020.

On Monday, the district attorney’s office listed the only fatality in the mass accident as Kevin Bradley, 65, of New Jersey.

In an earlier statement, Apple said it was a “professional who was on site to support the recent construction of the store.”

(Vermont State Police)

The accident happened around 10:45 a.m. Monday at a shopping center on Derby Street in Hingham, a coastal town southeast of Boston.

A dark SUV smashed through the glass windows at the front of the store and plowed over, knocking people out of the way and pinning some against the opposite wall.

Fourteen of the victims were taken to South Shore Hospital and two more to facilities in Boston. There were also several pedestrians injured.

South Shore Health said at a press conference that it treats everything from head injuries to limb injuries. Many people were described as having life-threatening injuries.

The driver, Mr. Rein, was in the presence of police officers after the accident and an active investigation was launched.

There are no details on the circumstances of the accident or the speed at which Mr. Rein was driving.


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