Two people were injured after a driver in Granbury swerved into a motorcyclist and his passenger. The motorist claims that it was a spider that caused him to lose control of his vehicle. Authorities, however, are not convinced.
The entire incident was captured on video when William ‘Bill’ Crum, 68, crashed his car into the motorcyclist, showing that Crum crossed the double line and into the motorcycle that were illegally passing him. The video, which was captured by another biker, has gone viral on the Internet.
On the footage, Crum can be heard saying, “I don’t care,” when he was confronted and said he felt no remorse because the motorcyclist was breaking the law.
Authorities have identified the injured motorcycle passenger as Debra Simpson. Simpson remains hospitalized with a broken wrist and deep lacerations suffered as the result of the crash. She has had multiple surgeries so far. Eric Sanders, the driver of the motorcycle and Simpson’s boyfriend, also suffered injuries in the accident.
Crum was arrested and is now in the Hood County Jail. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and is being held on $75,000 bond.
This is not the first time Crum has been in trouble with the law. He was charged in the 90’s with assault, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, abusive calls to 911 and terrorist threats.
If convicted on the current charges against him, Crum could potentially face as much as 20 years in prison for each count.
No one is above the law. Even if that person has seemingly gotten away with the things they have done in the past, sooner or later the law has a tendency to catch up. Accidents can happen at any time. When someone deliberately goes out and tries to hurt another person, than they should rightly be held accountable for their actions.
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