Fatal Apple Store car crash was an accident, driver claims

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The man who crashed through an Apple Derby Street retail store in Massachusetts, killing one person, has defended himself saying the incident was not an attack and was an “unfortunate accident”.

Bradley Raine, 52, drove his Toyota 4Runner through the glass front of an Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts, on Monday morning. The car crashed through the glass at high speed and stopped when it hit the back wall of the store.

According to Mass Live, was in court Tuesday morning, facing charges of reckless motor vehicle homicide. Rein reportedly claimed that his foot got stuck on the gas and he was unable to brake in time.

Raine’s defense attorney, who described the incident as an “unfortunate accident,” requested that bail be set at $20,000. Hingham District Court instead set bail at $100,000.

After the crash, Raine was said to be unharmed – although earlier eyewitness reports said he was covered in blood. He accompanied officers to the Hingham Police Department, where he voluntarily submitted to a breathalyzer test that was negative.

Mass Live At least 20 people were reportedly seriously injured. Doctors at South Shore Hospital treated 17 people – others were taken to hospitals in Boston – and described the injuries as “life and limb threatening”.

Injuries include head injuries and what have been described as “burnt limbs”. Also killed in the crash was 65-year-old Kevin Bradley of New Jersey, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Raine told officers he had no medical problems, and to the best of his knowledge, there were no mechanical problems with his car.