Close to two years ago, we posted a story about a Texas motorist deliberately swerving to knock down a motorcyclist and his passenger. That story prompted 141 reader comments, including a disturbing number describing similar experiences. Now, justice has been served … at least in this one case.
The offending driver in Texas, 69-year-old William Crum, was sentenced to 15 years in prison following a two-day trial. That means Crum will be 84 when he gets out, if he does not die in prison.
Unfortunately, like bicyclists, sometimes motorcyclists victimized by automobile drivers suffer from a form of prejudice that allows the automobile driver to get away with a slap on the wrist. We felt compelled to bring attention to this story. Hopefully, Crum’s fate will contribute to some sort of deterrent against similar behavior by automobile drivers.
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