Two wrongs definitely don't make a right, especially on the road when lives are at risk. A motorcycle rider and his passenger in Texas were on the receiving end of that truism Saturday when a car they were attempting to illegally pass hit them, perhaps intentionally.
Eric Sanders was riding on his motorcycle with his girlfriend Debra Simpson when they came up on some traffic, WFAA reported. Sanders says the driver was traveling 20 miles under the speed limit. They tried to pass the driver in a no passing zone, but that's no excuse for what happened next. The slow-moving car suddenly swerved into the motorcycle, sending the bike and its riders skittering across the blacktop.
Sander's friend was wearing a helmet-mounted camera and confronted the driver after the serious crash. The driver at first repeats that he doesn't care that he hit the motorcycle. Perhaps he realized that this isn't a good excuse for putting the lives of two fellow human beings at serious risk and changed tactics, claiming to have lost control after being stung by a wasp.
Sanders suffered serious road rash and a deep gash on his arm. Simpson remains in intensive care at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, TX. Sanders uploaded the video to Facebook where it has been viewed over a million times. The Texas Department of Public Safety is also reviewing the footage, and may charge the driver of the car with intentionally causing the crash. So far, no was has been ticketed or charged in this incident. Sanders set up a GoFundMe to help with medical bills and expenses.
Update: As of Monday afternoon the driver of the car, William Crum, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He told WFAA that he was bit by an insect near his groin. His bail has been set at $150,000. Sanders was also cited for passing in a no-passing zone and driving with an invalid license.