Some CMG readers might remember this article from 2015, with video clips of a car driver who pulled out to swideswipe a passing motorcycle; after causing the crash, the cager was unrepentent, saying he didn’t care what happened to the rider and pillion.
The car driver (69-year-old Williamn Crum) probably cares now, as he has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the vehicular attack, which put the 38-year-old female pillion into an intensive care unit.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Crum was convicted of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. It’s unclear if Crum once again raised his “spider defence” in court; after the crash, Crum had blamed his actions on a spider bite. Regardless of his legal strategy, the jury trial only took two days.