ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) – A woman motorist allegedly upset at her estranged husband allegedly rammed into his SUV while transporting their three children.

Monday, a day after the collision, the husband and his girlfriend were in the hospital, and charges were pending against the wife, CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

“I don’t know if she was just heartbroken or if she was mad and wanted to get even with him. I’m not really sure what her state of mind was,” Arlington Heights Police Sgt. Mike Hernandez said of the wife.

When the woman came upon her husband’s vehicle Sunday on South Wilke Road, she rammed into it multiple times while her children were riding with her, police said.

“The vehicle in the rear had T-boned the vehicle in front into the tree,” witness LeAnn Scacco said.

The estranged husband’s girlfriend, sitting in the passenger seat, was also injured.

“This person had to be in such distress that they really had no concept of what was going on and what she was doing,” Scacco said of the woman who initiated the collision. “I know the girls were very frightened when they got out of the car.”

She hopes the girls, aged 8, 5 and 2, who are OK physically, will recover emotionally from what they saw go on between their parents. They are in the care of an uncle.

The father is expected to leave the hospital in a couple of days. Officers were questioning him and the injured girlfriend.

Charges against the estranged wife could come soon. She reportedly has been estranged from her husband for three years.

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