As individuals going through our lives on any normal day, the people around us could do something that changes our lives forever. It is an inherent risk we all take when we get behind the wheel or in a vehicle with another driver. On Thursday, August 4th, a driver in Windsor Hills flew through a busy intersection, blowing a red light at almost 90 miles per hour. The accident that followed took the lives of six people and injured eight others.
We feel deeply for the family of those affected by this awful tragedy, and we stand ready to help and comfort those families and families of similar accidents as they are getting relief for their loved ones who were taken too soon or are suffering from injuries. The attorneys at Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates are waiting to help you. Set up an appointment today by calling 888-848-5084 or contacting us online.
After further investigation, the horrific accident scene was caused by a 37-year-old traveling nurse, Nicole Linton. She was traveling around 90 miles per hour and blew through a red stop light at around 1:40 in the afternoon on her way home from her job as an ICU nurse. Upon impact, at least three vehicles caught fire, causing a chain reaction crash. The accident caused six deaths, including an unborn child and a young family.
Linton only suffered minor injuries and was treated at the hospital before being taken into police custody. She remained in custody with law enforcement, who are alleging she is a flight risk and a danger to the community.
After Further Investigation
In the months following the car accident, the prosecutors involved in this case have released information confirming that Linton was going at least 130 miles per hour rather than 90 miles per hour. Due to the analysis of Linton’s recorded car data, they have also determined that she had “complete control over steering, maintaining the tile of the steering wheel to keep her car traveling directly toward the crowded intersection.” While Linton’s attorneys also argue that she was suffering from mental health issues and suffered a lapse of consciousness at the time of the accident.
Since the additional court dates, Nicole has been charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter. She remains behind bars after a judge denied her bail request.
Talk To A Car Accident Attorney Today
Sometimes the consequences of car accidents extend further than the obvious injuries and loss of life. To prevent these accidents from occurring, you want to ensure you and those around you abide by the traffic rules. If these rules are not followed, a legal battle may ensue if the accident claim is not resolved quickly.
We understand that legal actions can be costly, time-consuming, and emotionally exhausting for you and your family. If you or a loved one has been impacted and involved in a car accident, call Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates at 888-848-5084 or contact us online. We will fight to ensure you and your family receives the justice and compensation you deserve.
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