A woman who police say jumped to her death off a San Francisco Bay Area bridge after running her estranged husband over reportedly described her divorce case as a matter of life and death.
The East Bay Times reported Tuesday that 60-year-old Kimberly Goldman made the comments in court documents. The newspaper reported Goldman filed for divorce last month, saying in court documents that she had suicidal thoughts and zero money left to her name.
Her husband, Brian Halevie-Goldman, said his wife was abusive and threatened suicide whenever she wanted to make a point.
Police say that after Monday's hearing was postponed, Goldman hit her husband, his attorney and a woman accompanying the attorney with a rental car. She later jumped to her death from the Benicia-Martinez Bridge.
Martinez police Det. Miles Williamson told KTVU-TV the woman looked like she was hitting the center median and a wall of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge Monday before she parked and jumped to her death. He said police do not know whether she was trying to drive the car off the bridge. The car was a rental with Nevada plates.
Several witnesses saw the woman speed up and hit the three people outside a courthouse in Martinez about 20 minutes earlier.
The three were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.
Goldman and her husband had been married for 27 years and have two adult children.
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