A Washington woman was critically injured following a nightmarish run-in with her estranged husband, who has been charged for allegedly ramming his car into hers and threatening to “f---ing kill her” directly after the horrific collision.
Christopher Walker, 37, was booked on a litany of charges, including first-degree domestic violence assault, second-degree assault and three counts of reckless endangerment, after he t-boned the 34-year-old woman’s vehicle in Parkland, Washington while driving upwards of 50 mph, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
“[The suspect hit the woman’s Honda], crushing the side of the vehicle and critically injuring the victim,” according to a press release posted on the PCSD’s Facebook page on Sunday. “The suspect’s Volkswagen flipped over against the side of the apartment building, also seriously injuring the male suspect.”
One witness claimed they heard Walker yell, "I'm gonna f---ing kill her,” after the crash, according to local Fox affiliate KCPQ.
Walker allegedly had both a knife and a copy of the protection order in his possession.
Since the woman is a victim of domestic violence, her name has not been released.
The department said that “both drivers were transported to hospitals with life-threatening injuries” following the incident, adding later that Walker was released and then taken into custody. The victim, meanwhile, was still in critical condition in the intensive care unit as of Wednesday evening, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department confirmed to Oxygen.com. Despite that, they said she is making some improvements.
Walker appeared in court shackled to a wheelchair, sporting a neck brace, allegedly shouting, “Shut the f--- up I’m talking,” according to KIRO-TV in Seattle.
His sister, Marilyn Peetz, maintained that while her sibling clearly needs help, she believes he’s guilty of trying to seriously hurt or even kill his wife.
“I wasn’t there, but I do believe he did it,” Peetz said, as quoted by KIRO-TV, adding she considers her brother to be dangerous.
Walker is being held on a $500,000 bail. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.
[Photo Credit: Pierce County Sheriff's Department]
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