Last week, an SUV rammed into an Apple Store in Hingham, US, killing a 65-year-old man and injuring 20. Today, the injured victims decided to sue Apple and other parties.
Lawyers representing several of the victims of the accident at the Hingham Apple Store said they have filed suit against several people. “Our experts tell us that this disaster was 100% preventable”, said Doug Sheff of the Boston law firm Sheff & Cook. “They just had to place a few barriers or bollards between the traffic in the car park, which was very busy during the holidays, and the public, which only about ten meters separated from the two”.
The complaint was filed against Apple, the owner of the building, the real estate developer and the driver of the SUV. One of the complainants is an Apple employee. Note that barriers have been installed since the accident.
Recently, Bradley Rein, the driver of the SUV (which claims to be a Toyota 4Runner), pleaded not guilty. He claimed his foot got stuck on the accelerator and he was unable to brake in time. He also said he used his left foot to try to brake, but was unable to stop.
Also, Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, and Deirdre O’Brien, the head of the Apple Store, recently visited the victims… who are now filing a complaint against the company.