body damage in car accidentLas Vegas, NV- Lakeisha Holloway, the 24 year-old woman accused of killing one and injuring  37 others in a hit-and-run accident on the Las Vegas strip, is due to appear in court today but her appearance was delayed. Holloway is facing numerous counts including one for murder.
Holloway is accused of intentionally driving her car into a crowded sidewalk along the Las Vegas strip Sunday night. Witnesses say she drove onto the sidewalk struck a crowd of pedestrians in front of Planet Hollywood. She then drove off, still on the sidewalk and stopped briefly in front of Paris before turning onto Flamingo. On Flamingo, Holloway stopped at a hotel and asked a valet attendant to call police, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
A 32 year-old woman from Arizona was killed and 37 others, mostly tourists, were injured. One witness told Las Vegas Now that Holloway began accelerating when she plowed into the crowd and even dragged one victim. One body bounced off her windshield breaking it.
Once police arrived they said Holloway, who is homeless, was lucid and did not resist arrest. She had her 3 year-old daughter in her car at the time of the accident.
Holloway’s motives are unknown at this time, though police said she was upset after she was chased out of a couple of parking garages where she was trying to get some rest. She has been charged with one count of murder, several counts of attempted murder, one charge of child endangerment, and leaving the scene of an accident. She is expected to plead not guilty.
A Nevada law which was enacted in October now makes it leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving injury a felony punishable by 20 years in jail.
Holloway is originally from Oregon where she was once lauded for tuning her life around. She went from being a homeless teen to receiving a $17,000 scholarship. She also received a Role Model award from the Portland Opportunities Industrial Center in 2012 while she pursued a degree in forestry services.t
This was a tragic collision that destroyed more than one life and left numerous individuals injured. If you are injured in an accident, you can take some comfort in knowing that you may be eligible for compensation to cover your medical expenses and emotional distress. Accidents where the driver’s actions were considered “grossly negligent” or intentional, as is the case with Holloway’s actions, accident victims may also be entitled to punitive damages which are in addition to monetary damages.
USAttorneys urges you to speak with an accident lawyer in Las Vegas to determine what types of compensation they may be entitled to for their injuries or loss of a loved one. You can rely on our team of practiced and knowledgeable attorneys to work hard on your case until you get the compensation you deserve. We can help you find a local attorney to take the lead in your case and ensure your rights are protected.

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