'Metally unstable' nurse Nicole Linton who killed 6 people in horrific LA crash was driving at 130mph!
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: ICU nurse deemed ‘mentally unstable’ reached a speed of 130mph before crashing her Mercedes-Benz into the traffic at a busy Windsor Hills intersection and leaving a pregnant mother, her unborn child, one-year-old son, and four others dead at the site.
The new court documents, filed in response to Nicole Linton’s attorney’s claim that she was going through an "apparent lapse of consciousness" before the horrific car crash, stated that the nurse was "in a conscious state and deliberate in her driving". The documents claimed that Linton was driving more than 40mph faster than the police’s original estimation and she "deliberately" stepped on the accelerator for a minimum of five seconds before hitting the busy intersection.
"Further analysis reveals that her speed at impact was 130 mph and that she floored the gas pedal for at least the 5 seconds leading into the crash, going from 122 mph to 130 mph," revealed the motion filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Judge denies Nicole Linton’s attorney request for $300,000 bail.— MarlaTellez (@MarlaTellez) August 8, 2022
Linton reacts to judge’s ruling.
Next bail hearing set for Monday. pic.twitter.com/IoEhKXb0EZ
The legal documents obtained by Los Angeles Times further added that "Linton had also been in complete control over steering, maintaining the tilt of the steering wheel to keep her car traveling directly toward the crowded intersection." "This NASCAR-worthy performance flies in the face of the notion that she was unconscious or incapacitated," prosecutors said in the court filing.
The crash even left Linton with non-life-threatening injuries. After her discharge from Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center, she was arrested by the authorities and was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in connection with the crash. The nurse, who worked at six hospitals, could be facing 90 years or life imprisonment if found guilty of the charges.
The spine-chilling car crash claimed the life of an unborn son of victim Ashley Ryan, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed. The crash also killed Ryan's 11-month-old son Alonzo Quintero and her boyfriend, Reynold Lester. Lester was the father of the unborn child.
Meanwhile, before the filing of these new documents opposing the bail release of Linton, her attorney Jacqueline Sparagna claimed that the nurse was suffering from a "frightening" mental health crisis on the day that led to the spine-chilling accident.
Statement from District Attorney George Gascón on the #WindsorHills crash on #LaBrea and #Slauson:— George Gascón (@LADAOffice) August 5, 2022
"My heart goes out to the families that lost loved ones in the horrific car collision that occurred yesterday in Windsor Hills. This incredible tragedy has sent shockwaves...(1/3) pic.twitter.com/TIrnmHPz3n
The documents filed by her attorney paints a picture of a mentally-ill woman who lost her sanity over the period. Her attorney, in the filing, revealed that Linton was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder back in 2018 when she suffered her first mental breakdown. Her condition, they said, would then devolve to a "frightening" point on the day of the August 4 crash, which saw her Facetime her sister completely naked just hours before the tragic road accident that her actions set off.
The motion and attachments filed by Linton's attorney also included a statement from doctor Winter Williams who treated her at Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center. “She has no recollection of the incident that led to her collision, The next thing she recalled was lying on the pavement and seeing her car being groped by the thick fire flames,” Winter wrote in the statement.