News for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Granbury Driver Arrested After Viral Video Captures His Car Veering Into Motorcycle

Hood County Sheriff's Office

A 68-year-old man accused of veering his car into a motorcycle, injuring both of its riders, was arrested Monday on aggravated assault charges.

William Crum of Granbury was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian said Crum would remain in custody pending a bond hearing Tuesday. Hood County jail records don't list an attorney to speak for Crum, whose bond was $150,000.

Another motorcyclist wearing a camera taped Saturday's accident that sent rider Eric Sanders and his girlfriend tumbling. The video shows Crum pulling over and the second cyclist yells: "What were you doing? You hit them."

Crum responds: "I don't care."

Crum later told reporters that he's sorry and there was no passing on that stretch.

Sanders acknowledged crossing a yellow double line but said he believes Crum intentionally hit his motorcycle.

Warning: video contains graphic images and language 

(Courtesy: WFAA)

Each count carries a punishment of two to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The crash happened Saturday on a two-lane road about five miles north of Granbury. Sanders, the driver of the motorcycle, contends the car's driver swerved intentionally. He suffered abrasions, and his girlfriend was taken to a Fort Worth hospital with a broken wrist and deep arm lacerations. A video of the incident went viral on Facebook.

This report was provided by the Associated Press.