Posted on Sat, May. 07, 2005
Police jail driver they say hit nurses
By Susan Schrock
Star-Telegram Staff Writer
ARLINGTON – A woman who police say intentionally struck two nurses with her car in an Arlington hospital parking lot was booked into jail Friday morning after psychiatric evaluation.
Gladys Wangui, 34, of Arlington is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She is in the Arlington Jail with bail set at $50,000.
Witnesses told police that Wangui appeared to speed up as she drove toward the two women.
One nurse was taken by helicopter ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where she remained in serious condition Friday, police said.
The other nurse was treated at the scene.
Wangui was taken to JPS for emergency psychiatric evaluation and was transferred to police custody about 10:30 a.m. Friday, police said.
She has not told investigators why she hit the women, Alanis said.
"We don’t know what her intent was or her mental state," said Alanis.
He added that Wangui does not have a criminal record.
The assailant is in jail, one nurse is home, but another is in the Trauma center. Keep your eyes open and expect threats around the hospital.