HINGHAM – Bradley Rein, the driver in the deadly crash at an Apple store in Hingham, is now charged with reckless homicide by motor vehicle and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. His attorney said it was an “unfortunate accident.”
Plymouth District Attorney Tim Cruz said Rein, 53, was arrested Monday night “as a result of the extensive investigation” by Massachusetts State Police and Hingham Police.
Rein, who lives in Natick, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Hingham District Court Tuesday and ordered held on $100,000 cash bail. He was ordered not to drive and not to leave the state without the court’s permission, if he ends up posting bail.
The RMV has suspended his license.
According to prosecutors, Rein told investigators he was looking for an eyeglass store when his right foot became stuck on the accelerator of his Toyota 4Runner. He said he used his left foot to try to brake, but was unable to stop.
Rein told investigators he had no medical issues that would impair his ability to drive, according to court documents. Investigators said a preliminary breathalyzer test resulted in a reading of 0.00-percent.
A witness who was outside the store estimated the SUV was going around 60 miles per hour moments before the crash. She told investigators the driver didn’t appear to slow down or hit the brakes as she watched it go over the curb and into the store.
Kevin Bradley, 65, of New Jersey was killed when the SUV crashed through the glass front of the Apple stor