KAPOLEI, Hawaii - A car crash victim says she wants harsh penalties for the man who allegedly hit her. Nine months after a car slammed into top triathlete Lectie Altman - age 33 at the time- on Tantalus Drive, the accused suspect goes to court on Thursday.

Today, 34-year-old Altman walks with crutches and is in constant pain. The pretty elementary school worker and part time real estate agent points to her shin and says, "There's a big scar here and one all the way up here," tracing her finger up to her thigh.

On January 25, she was bicycling up Tantalus Drive with her triathlon training group when a car slammed into her, throwing her 40 feet in the air. Twenty-year-old Taylor Liang was the alleged driver.

He's expected in court on October 25 to face charges of negligent injury. Prosecutors say Liang was illegally drifting. 

Her critical injuries slammed the brakes on her life. Before the crash, she competed in eight Ironman triathlons, including at the prestigious Kona location. Now, she just wants to walk without crutches.

Altman says the illegal drifting and racing is still happening on Tantalus, and pleads with all illegal racers to stop: "What you do can affect others and can drastically change their lives."