ICU nurse Nicole Linton, who is charged in a collision in Los Angeles that resulted in the deaths of six people, was involved in THIRTEEN prior incidents
After her car collided with at least six other vehicles and caused the deaths of four adults, an 11-month-old infant, and an unborn child, Nicole, who is 37 years old, was charged with six counts of murder.
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L.A., in the state of California:
According to various reports, the intensive care unit nurse who is suspected of causing an accident that resulted in the deaths of six people, including a pregnant mother and her unborn child, has a history of being involved in car accidents and has struggled with her mental health in the past. On Monday, August 8, Nicole Lorraine Linton, a traveling nurse from Houston, Texas who is 37 years old, was charged with six counts of murder in connection with the crash that occurred on August 4.
According to the Daily Mail, the nurse had supposedly been involved in 13 prior collisions, but she was still still subcontracted to work in a hospital and allowed to drive after those collisions. When Linton allegedly ran a red light at a speed of up to 90 miles per hour shortly after 1:30 p.m., the prosecution says that she was driving. According to the allegations, she collided with at least six automobiles. Asherey Ryan, who was 23 years old and pregnant at the time of the accident, her son Alonzo, who was 11 months old, and her boyfriend Reynold Lester, who was 24 years old all perished in the collision. There were apparently two additional women who were slain, but their names have not been made public. They were passengers in a different vehicle. Five additional people were evaluated and treated for non-life threatening injuries before being released. Six counts of murder have been filed against the suspect in connection with the deaths of four individuals, a child who was 11 months old, and an unborn child. The unborn child of Ryan is not included in the five counts of vehicular manslaughter that have been brought against the defendant.
Linton was operating as a contractor at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital while he was in the city of Los Angeles. AMN Healthcare, a nursing contractor organization which she had joined in October of 2020 and for which she was working as a nurse. According to her LinkedIn page, Linton worked for General Motors as a sales manager up until 2009. She left her position in 2009. Despite the fact that she did not graduate from NYU’s nursing program until 2015, she started working in the healthcare industry in 2010 as a “extern.” On Tuesday, August 9, AMN Healthcare did not provide an instant response to enquiries regarding Linton’s qualifications.
On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol, which is in charge of leading the investigation into the crash, decided not to give any information regarding Linton’s previous driving record. On Monday, the District Attorney for the city of Los Angeles, George Gascón, followed suit and declined to answer questions from reporters about the suspect’s driving history, citing the current investigation. According to the New York Post, he was quoted as saying, “We’re not addressing that at this point.”
In court on August 8, the counsel representing Linton stated that her client has a ‘deep’ history of mental health problems in other places. He claimed that they were a contributing factor in the collision and asked that her arraignment be postponed until the month of October. She did not have any drugs or alcohol in her system, and it is unknown what motivated her to run the red light and plow through the junction. According to a story by Daily Mail, the publication has obtained crash records from two events involving Linton in the state of Texas, one in the year 2013 and one in the year 2016. It is still not clear why Linton was able to work in the healthcare industry, much less in the intensive care unit (ICU), despite having substantial mental health difficulties, as detailed by her attorney.
As she was being charged with six counts of murder, Linton wept openly in the courtroom. The Los Angeles Times cited George Gascón as saying that Linton might be sentenced to life in prison if she is found guilty on all charges.