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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:22 pm
 


Title: California crash: Woman heading to prenatal checkup killed
Category: World
Posted By: Strutz
Date: 2022-08-06 12:18:21


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:22 pm
 


The video is awful to watch. What a horrific accident.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:35 pm
 


Absolutely brutal to watch. And of course the driver who caused that carnage is fine and the people who were just going about their business and had zero chance to avoid that, are either dead or have had their lives drastically altered. Should have thrown her into the fireball she caused.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:37 pm
 


Some followup:

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Mercedes driver involved in 13 prior wrecks before Windsor Hills crash that killed 5, D.A. says

The nurse accused of killing five people last week when her Mercedes plowed into traffic at a busy Windsor Hills intersection had been involved in 13 previous crashes, Los Angeles County prosecutors alleged Monday in charging her with murder.

Authorities revealed new details about Thursday’s crash and about the driver, Nicole Lorraine Linton, 37, whose permanent address is in Texas and who is currently renting a room in Los Angeles while working as a traveling registered nurse.

Prosecutors said they are reviewing multiple previous crashes linked to Linton — both in and out of California — including one in 2020 that involved bodily injury in which two cars were totaled. They provided few additional details, however.

Linton’s attorney, Halim Dhanidina, asked the court Monday to continue her arraignment to October because he is reviewing her out-of-state history of “documented profound mental health issues.” Dhanidina did not elaborate on those issues but said the Windsor Hills crash could be linked to them.

Here’s what we know:

The crash

Surveillance video just before Thursday’s deadly crash shows a dark-colored Mercedes barreling down La Brea Avenue at high speed as dozens of cars cross on Slauson Avenue in Windsor Hills. Prosecutors say Linton was behind the wheel.

The Mercedes does not appear to slow before running a red light shortly after 1:30 p.m. The light had been red for nine seconds before the car barreled through the intersection, slamming into multiple cars, prosecutors said. The Mercedes burst into flames and hurtled into a light pole, where it came to rest. After the crash, a streak of fire burned on the ground, and billowing smoke could be seen from miles away.

Prosecutors say Linton was speeding as fast as 90 mph.

At least six vehicles were involved in the crash, according to California Highway Patrol investigators. In addition to the fatalities, eight people were injured.

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón said there is no evidence of any alcohol use by Linton at this point.

In announcing charges against her Monday, he declined to discuss what led to the crash, saying it was still under investigation and he was “not going to get into the details.”

The aftermath

The impact of the crash and fire it caused killed 23-year-old Asherey Ryan; her 11-month-old child, Alonzo Quintero; her boyfriend, Reynold Lester; and their unborn child. Ryan was 8½ months pregnant when she was killed. The boy she was carrying had been named Armani Lester, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Two additional women killed in the crash have yet to be identified.

Linton was hospitalized with moderate injuries for several days before being taken into police custody.

Photographs posted online after the crash appear to show Linton sitting on the curb with a bloody arm. She seems to be wearing hospital scrub pants and a shirt that has writing on the breastplate and sleeve.

Images from the scene show massive front-end damage to the Mercedes, which rammed headfirst into a light pole. A law enforcement source told The Times that Linton suffered a broken foot and broken wrist in the collision, but the car’s advanced air bag systems for a front-end collision seems to have protected her from the worst of the impact.

A specialized CHP accident investigation team is extracting data from the Mercedes’ computers that capture speed, braking and acceleration.

The charges

Linton was charged Monday with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter. The vehicular manslaughter charges are for the deaths of the four adults and the baby, who was about two weeks shy of his first birthday. Ryan’s unborn child cannot be included in those charges.

Linton faces up to life in prison if convicted of all charges.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Natalie Stone denied her bail, which previously had been set at $9 million, at the request of the district attorney’s office, which said she is a flight risk. Linton was set to leave L.A. and travel to Hawaii for work, prosecutors said.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-08-09/mercedes-driver-in-13-crashes-before-windsor-hills-d-a-says


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 10:56 pm
 


13 previous crashes? Holy crap.

It will be interesting to know if they discover anything from the vehicle's computer system data, just to rule out that there was a malfunction of some sort.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:14 am
 


Doubt it. All it will likely show is just how fast she was going when she went through the intersection.

Hopefully she gets the maximum 90 year sentence.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:59 am
 


If the first 13 crashes didn't trigger her self preservation instincts and change her actions, then perhaps she should be in jail for the rest of her natural life.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:22 am
 


It also begs the question why did she have a license?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:51 am
 


housewife housewife:
It also begs the question why did she have a license?

And how did she get car insurance after 4-5 crashes?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:00 am
 


raydan raydan:
housewife housewife:
It also begs the question why did she have a license?

And how did she get car insurance after 4-5 crashes?


If you are rich enough, you can put up a cash bond and self insure.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:05 pm
 


xerxes xerxes:
Absolutely brutal to watch. And of course the driver who caused that carnage is fine and the people who were just going about their business and had zero chance to avoid that, are either dead or have had their lives drastically altered. Should have thrown her into the fireball she caused.


It seems like that is always the case in these horrific crashes, whether the driver is impaired or not. Fuck I wish karma was real...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:30 pm
 


She had a car with all the options to protect the driver, which is why she survived, but nothing that protects others, like collision avoidance. Priority #1 is protecting yourself, am I right.


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