At least one killed after car crashes into Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts
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The driver of a car that crashed into an Apple store in the Boston suburb of Hingham, killing one person and injuring 19 others, has been named.
Bradley Rein, 53, is facing a charge of reckless homicide by motor vehicle, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.
The cause of the crash on Monday is still under investigation.
Kevin Bradley, 65, was killed when a black SUV plowed into the store, with 19 others injured and hospitalised.
Hingham Fire Chief Steve Murphy said that several people were pinned against the door at the back of the shop. He added that the structural integrity of the building was being evaluated but there were no concerns at the time of the press briefing.
Mr Cruz said that several 911 calls came in from the Derby Street shops at around 10.45am.
“A dark-coloured SUV appears, went through at a rate of speed undetermined, through a … glass window and struck multiple people,” Mr Cruz told reporters.
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Driver claims right foot got stuck on accelerator, court documents say
Before crashing into an Apple store in the Boston suburb of Hingham on Monday, Bradley Rein told investigators he’d been looking for an eyeglass store.
The 53-year-old, who has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle, told authorities that while looking for the store, his right foot became stuck under the accelerator of his Toyota 4Runner, according to court documents.
He told them that he then tried to use the brake with his left foot, but failed to stop before crashing into the store, fatally wounding one person and injuring at least 19 others.
Johanna Chisholm22 November 2022 15:30
Driver suspected of crashing into Apple store had a previous drunk driving citation from 2020
Bradley Rein, 53, who is suspected of plowing his car into a Hingham Apple store on Monday was issued a drunk driving citation back in December 2020.
Rein has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.
On 29 December 2020, Vermont State Police issued a drunk driving citation against the Natick-native after a crash in Roxbury.
Johanna Chisholm22 November 2022 15:10
Driver named as 53-year-old Bradley Rein
The driver who plowed into a Hingham Apple store on Monday has been named.
Bradley Rein, 53, has been arrested and charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.
Mr Rein, who is from Natick, is set to be arraigned on Tuesday in Hingham District Court.
Mr Cruz said the arrest was the result of an “extensive investigation” by Hingham Police and Massachusetts State Police.
The Independent’s Oliver O’Connell has more:
Megan Sheets22 November 2022 14:27
What happened on Monday in Hingham?
Gustaf Kilander reports on how events unfolded on Monday morning in the Boston suburb of Hingham.
Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 14:15
District Attorney Tim Cruz called it an “unthinkable morning” when he confirmed one person was killed in the incident.
Sixteen people were taken to hospital and another patient walked into South Shore Hospital where 14 of the other patients were taken.
Dr Christopher Burns, the hospital’s trauma director, told NBC News they had multiple patients with life-threatening or limb-threatening injuries and several are currently in surgery.
Fire officials said bystanders and off-duty hospital workers were among those who jumped in to help give emergency treatment in the immediate aftermath of the crash.
One woman improvised a tourniquet from a spare jacket.
Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 13:45
Watch: Tow truck removes SUV from store
Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 12:45
Apple statement on 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.
Appel written statement
Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 11:15
Injury total rises to 19, CBS reports
The number of people injured from a driver who crashed into a Massachusetts Apple store on Monday has risen to 19, up from 17 in the initial reports.
South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, was treating 17 patients from the crash as of Monday evening, the DA’s office told CNN in an email. Two of the other victims were sent to Boston hospitals.
Johanna Chisholm22 November 2022 11:01
Victim identified as New Jersey man
In a news release from District Attorney Timothy Cruz’s office, the victim of today’s mass casualty incident has been identified as Kevin Bradley, 65, of New Jersey.
An earlier statement by Apple said he was a “professional who was onsite supporting recent construction at the store”.
Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 09:15
Everything we know about Massachusetts Apple store crash
This is everything we know so far.
Oliver O’Connell22 November 2022 07:15