The Massachusetts driver who drove an SUV into an Apple Store in Hingham, has appeared in Massachusetts Superior Court, where he pled not guilty to 25 charges.
Bradley Rein, 52, drove his 4Runner through the front glass of the Apple Store in Hingham, Massachusetts, back in November 2022. The SUV crashed through the glass, only stopping when it hit the Apple Store’s rear wall, killing one person and injuring numerous others. Rein claims it was an accident.
Rein was reportedly uninjured in the November crash and went with officers to the Hingham Police Department, where he voluntarily took a breathalyzer test, which tested negative.
Doctors at South Shore Hospital treated 17 people, others were taken to a Boston hospital. The injuries were described as “life and limb-threatening,” and included head traumas and what were described as “mangled limbs.”
A 65-year-old New Jersey man, Kevin Bradley, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to news station Boston 25, Rein has now pled not guilty in the Plymouth County Superior Court in Broxton. While Rein remains free on a $100,000 bail, the court’s judge has now also ordered that he wear a GPS device, surrender his passport, and stay in Massachusetts. Rein is also not allowed to drive, and to not possess weapons.
The charges filed in court on Monday have been upgraded from previous charges of reckless homicide by a motor vehicle, to second-degree murder.
Rein will next appear in court on these charges on June 21, 2023.
In a separate case, Apple is being sued over the accident. Apple, the shopping center developers, and driver Rein, are all being sued by a coalition of victims, who are all saying that the accident was “100% preventable.”