**Note: This video contains some strong language.
GRANBURY, TX (10/17/2015) — A north Texas driver is suspected of intentionally striking a motorcyclist, Eric Sanders, and his passenger Debra Simpson, with his car on Saturday afternoon.
UPDATE 04/03/2017: The driver seen in this video, William Crum, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday
UPDATE 10/20/2015: William Crum, 68, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $150,000.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, Eric Sanders and his girlfriend, 38-year-old Debra Simpson, were both injured after their motorcycle was struck by a passenger car on Saturday.
The accident occurred along Tin Top Highway in Granbury, Texas.
A GoPro video recorded by a friend of Sanders—who was following him at the time—shows Sanders attempting to pass a line of cars when one driver suddenly veers over a double yellow center line and strikes Sanders’ motorcycle. The impact ejected Sanders and Simpson into the roadway at highway speeds, leaving them with several injuries.
Sanders contends that the driver of the car swerved intentionally.
According to authorities, Simpson remains in the ICU at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas for a deep laceration to her arm and a broken wrist.
“They’re worried about infection,” Sanders said, crying. “If her arm gets infected they’re going to have to amputate it.”
In part 2 of the video, the driver of the car can be seen repeatedly stating that he didn’t care that he had struck the motorcyclists.
Dub Gillum, a DPS spokesman, reported that the agency has seen the video, and that the car’s driver could face felony charges.
Was this accident intentional? From the looks of the video, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t at least extremely reckless; however, a further investigation will provide more answers. For those of you who say the motorcyclist should not have crossed a double yellow line, you’re right, but I think we can all agree that the motorcyclists negligence was not the proximate cause of this accident. I can’t say the same about the driver who swerved across the same double yellow line.
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