In the days after an SUV drove through an Apple Store in Hingham on Monday, killing one and injuring 20, barriers can now be seen between the storefront and the parking lot.
WCVB showed footage of several ARX perimeters around the closed and now shuttered Apple Store.
Like many stores, the Apple Store in Hingham lacked protective barriers to prevent close contact with their storefronts. Several advocacy groups over the years have worked to correct this, including a bill introduced by former Holliston State Rep. Carolyn Dykema.
Each time the bill went to the floor, it never reached a floor vote.
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On Monday, police said Bradley Rein, 53, rammed his vehicle into the store. Hingham authorities responded to multiple 911 calls around 10:45 a.m., reporting that a vehicle had driven through the glass front of an Apple store. Some of the injured people were “trapped” by the SUV, the Hanover fire department reported.
The vehicle crossed the floor of the store 30 feet and collided with the back wall of the store, officials said.
District Attorney Timothy Cruz identified Monday’s death as Kevin Bradley, 65, who was pronounced dead at the scene. In a statement obtained by Apple’s Boston Globe, Bradley was said to be a “professional who was on hand to support the store’s recent construction.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Bradley’s family. The page said Bradley was living with his fiancée, Kathy McGrogan, his daughter, identified as Kelly, Kelly’s fiancée, identified as Drew and their young children AJ and Bella.
“As it is a week-long holiday and Christmas is fast approaching, we ask for all the help you can provide with funeral arrangements and living expenses until details and next steps are determined,” reads on the page.
By Thursday afternoon, $7,475 had been raised through 206 donations to the page.
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Rein told officers his foot got stuck on the accelerator as he drove through the parking lot and he was unable to brake. Rein was charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle.
Hingham police officers gave Rein a voluntary breathalyzer test which showed a reading of 0.00%, MassLive previously reported. This news came as reports of a DUI charge from Vermont in December 2020 surfaced. The charge was dropped, prosecutors said.
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Rein pleaded not guilty and was held on $100,000 cash bond by Judge Heather Bradley in Hingham District Court on Tuesday.