A video of a terrifying motorcycle wreck south of Fort Worth has attracted three million views since it happened Saturday.
A motorcycle rider’s video shows Eric Sanders riding ahead of him on a motorcycle with his girlfriend Debra Simpson riding shotgun. As Sanders approached slow-moving cars, he illegally pulled across the double-line divider to pass.
Suddenly a car swerved into Sanders and his passenger, sending them into a slide.
The motorcyclist with the camera pulled up to the driver and demanded, “What were you doing? You hit them!”
Shockingly, the motorist responded, “I don’t care!”
Did the Motorist Intentionally Hit the Motorcyclist Riders?
William Crum insists an insect or wasp bit or stung him in the groin, causing him to swerve into traffic and he didn’t see the motorcyclists to his side.
The motorcyclists contend that 68 year-old Crum intentionally hit them and police officers agreed. Crum has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and his bond is set at $150,000.
Crum faces up to 20 years in prison and may also face civil liability.
Staying Safe on a Motorcycle
Simpson sustained a broken wrist that has required multiple surgeries and other injuries and will have to remain hospitalized for at least another week. Sanders also suffered injuries in the crash.
Regardless of whether intentional or accidental, the video highlights the dangers reckless motorists pose to motorcyclists. Riders are not protected by an automobile frame, seat belts and airbags and often sustain serious injuries when crashes occur. Motorists don’t always look carefully for motorcyclists who might be passing or riding in their blind spots. And yes, motorcycle riders don’t always follow the traffic laws.
Get the Legal Help You Need If You Have Been Injured
If you are injured in an accident by an angry or a reckless driver, talk to a qualified personal injury lawyer about your options for compensation.
Your attorney can maximize recovery from your and the at-fault driver’s insurance companies and you may have a civil cause of action against a driver who recklessly or intentionally hurt you.