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BROCKTON – A man has been indicted on charges that he drove his SUV through a plate glass storefront window, killing one person and seriously injuring 22 others, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
Today, a Plymouth County grand jury indicted Bradley Rein, 53, of Hingham, on one count each of Murder in the 2nd Degree and Motor Vehicle Homicide by Reckless Operation in the death of Kevin Bradley, 65, of Wayne, New Jersey. The grand jury additionally voted to indict Rein on Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle, 18 counts of Aggravated Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and 4 counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon for injuring 22 other people in the crash.
At approximately 10:45 a.m. on November 21st, 2022, Hingham Police received multiple 911 calls for a car into a storefront window at the Apple Store located in Derby Shops in Hingham, with multiple people injured.
Upon arrival, first responders found co-workers and other bystanders rendering first aid to multiple victims in need of urgent care. Numerous victims with varying levels of trauma were treated at South Shore Hospital. Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene.
The indictments allege that Rein was behind the wheel and operating his 2019 Toyota 4Runner when it crashed through the front glass window of the Apple Store. Rein told police that the crash was caused by his foot becoming stuck on the accelerator pedal.
Rein will be arraigned on the charges in Brockton Superior Court at a later date.
Assistant District Attorneys David Cutshall and Julia Holliday are prosecuting the case, which was investigated by Massachusetts State Police and Hingham Police.