King H.S. student who survived hit and run crash out of ICU

Posted at 3:10 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 16:10:18-04

The 15-year old girl who was hit while walking home from school has been moved to a regular room.

On March 27th, Madicyn Knott and her best friend, Rai-Ane Garza were walking home from King High School when they were struck by an SUV. Garza died from her injuries. Knott has been hospitalized since the crash.

According to Spohn officials, Knott is in fair condition. She was moved out of Spohn Shoreline’s Intensive Care Unit and into the trauma recovery unit.

Knott’s mother, Brandy Wade, has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for Madicyn’s medical expenses. As of 3 p.m. Monday, $910 had been raised. According to the page, doctors performed three surgeries and were able to save her daughter’s leg. Wade says her teenage daughter has a very long road to recovery. 

Meanwhile, the man accused of hitting the two girls, Elton Wayne Holmes, Jr., was released on bond last week. He was re-arrested on Thursday after he showed up for a meeting with his probation officer and told them he had been drinking.

Holmes is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning for a non-compliance meeting.

Click here to go to Madicyn Knott’s GoFundMe page.