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GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas driver swerves out of his lane of traffic, directly in front of a passing motorcyclist. The subsequent crash left two people injured, one critically, and others asking if the incident caught on camera was intentional.
CBS 11 News tracked down the driver of the car that hit the bikers as they attempted to pass him in a double-yellow zone and also spoke with the motorcyclist who captured the whole thing on video.
The crash injured the driver of the motorcycle and sent his girlfriend, a passenger on the back of the bike, to the intensive care unit. The woman remains hospitalized at Harris Methodist Hospital and was just moved from the ICU Monday afternoon. The most serious of her injuries are to her right arm, where cuts and gashes are reportedly down to the bone.
Everything began Saturday afternoon on a road about five outside Granbury. Video, shot by another motorcyclist, shows biker Eric Sanders attempting to pass a car on a two-lane road. With his girlfriend on the back of the motorcycle, Sanders veered across the double yellow center lines.
As Sanders made his move, 68-year-old Bill Crum swerved his while four-door sedan directly into the bike. Speaking on Monday, Crum said the move wasn’t intentional and that he was being bit by a spider at the exact time Sanders was passing.
“Spiders there… or the bite, whatever it [sic] bit me,” he said. When asked if he had a mark on his leg, he said, “It’s swollen right now. It bit me right in the tendon, so right now I have a tendon that’s hurting if I stand. If I walk off I’ll limp.”
On Sunday, a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the agency has seen the video and Crum could be brought up on charges.
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