A woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter are in critical condition after being struck by a Ford Explorer that was chasing another vehicle in Massachusetts.
Police have filed charges against the woman they say ran her SUV into the innocent bystanders Wednesday afternoon on Major Taylor Boulevard. According to police, the target of the woman's rage was her ex-boyfriend.
The grandmother was rushed into an ambulance by first responders. On a nearby curb sits the woman who, witnesses tell NECN, ran down the woman and her 5-year-Old grand daughter.
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"They hit each other and she lost control after she had hit him and got thrown between the building and the tree, right through the fence," explained witness William Vancelette.
Police confirm it was an argument between a 33-year-old woman and her 42-year-old ex boyfriend that set this off. The little girl and her grandmother were waiting for a bus outside St. Vincent's Hospital when witnesses say the woman rammed her SUV into the man's pickup several times before losing control.
Police have not released the name of the woman at the wheel of the SUV or than man she was after. The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
"She was just stating out loud that she didn't know whatever the police were asking her and that she just wanted to go home," said witness Sindy Francis. "And he just kept saying, Oh my God, I can't believe you did this. I can't believe you actually did this.
The woman driving the SUV has been arrested and charged with domestic assault and battery, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child under 14, reckless operation malicious destruction of property.
Her name has not been released.