On Monday, Bradley Rein, 53, drove his truck right through the front entrance of an Apple store in Hingham, MA.
One person was killed, having been pinned by the vehicle, and 19 others were injured.
Rein has been arrested and charged, but he says he did nothing wrong.
Got My Foot Stuck
State Police investigated and ended up charging Rein with motor vehicle homicide by reckless operation and reckless operation of a motor vehicle.
They would not say if they thought Rein was guilty or not, but I think the charges kind of speak for themselves.
When police interviewed Rein, he stated that this really was an accident. He stated that his foot got caught between the gas and brake and he could not stop the vehicle.
His attorney, Alison King, a public defender, stated, "Although the outcome of this accident was horrific – and I don’t want to downplay that – it was just that. It was an accident.
"As you heard from his summary and the state police reports, Mr. Rein was very cooperative with the police, agreed to searches, to breathalyzers, to speaking with them.
“He was not under the influence of alcohol – he blew a 0.0 on a preliminary breathalyzer, and the blood draw should come back with nothing in his system as well.
She continued, "As he explained, his foot got stuck on the accelerator – as he explained to me -- between the accelerator pedals and the side.
“He tried to move his foot and get it unstuck. He also tried to brake with his other foot while he was doing that, but he was unable to."
That was the same version of the story that was related to a local paper by a State Trooper.
Rein has no criminal record, although there was a drunk driving charge in Vermont, but that had been expunged.
Apple has also released a statement on the incident, stating, "We are devastated by the shocking events at Apple Derby Street today and the tragic loss of a professional who was onsite supporting recent construction at the store.
"Our hearts go out to our team members and customers who were injured and all of those who were affected by this terrible incident."
Source: Fox News