From Cheryl Fiandaca's "First lawsuit to be filed in deadly crash at Hingham Apple store" updated Tuesday by CBS Boston:
Days after the horrific Apple store crash in Hingham, new steel barriers were put on the sidewalk along the boarded-up storefront. Lawyers representing several injured victims in the first lawsuit filed after the crash say they should have been there all along.
Attorney Doug Sheff, who represents several people who were hurt in the crash, is expected to file the lawsuit on Tuesday.
"This storefront was so vulnerable, it would have been a very easy fix. This tragedy was 100% preventable and for such a small cost," Sheff told WBZ-TV.
He points the blame in the lawsuit against the driver Bradley Rein, Apple, and the companies that developed, own, and manage the property, saying there should have been safeguards in place.
"This parking lot was only 10 yards or so from this glass storefront. It was entirely foreseeable, and for folks controlling this property not to have thought about that, and to prevent this kind of accident from happening, to expose the public from these dangers really is inconceivable. It is a terrible, terrible shame," Sheff said.
My take: Hindsight is good; foresight better.