PARKLAND, Wash. (Q13) — Deputies say a woman was critically injured when her ex-boyfriend smashed into the side of her car at 50+ mph, trapping each of them inside their car.
According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the male suspect spotted the woman driving her car around 9:00 a.m. Sunday in Parkland.
“The male suspect t-boned the female victim’s Honda at speeds estimated to be at least 50 mph, crushing the side of the vehicle and critically injuring the victim,” deputies wrote in a news release. “The suspect’s Volkswagen flipped over against the side of the apartment building, also seriously injuring the male suspect.”
The 34-year-old woman was trapped inside her Honda when firefighters arrived. The 37-year-old man was trapped inside his Volkswagen which had flipped and crashed into an apartment building.
Both the suspect and the victim were taken with life-threatening injuries to a nearby hospital.
Deputies said the suspect was being guarded by deputies and would be booked into the Pierce County Jail as soon as he was cleared by medical staff.
A sheriff’s department official called this a case of domestic violence and said the victim had recently obtained a restraining order against the suspect.