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That guy who ran into the motorcycle still in jail

Postby Happytrails » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:28 pm



Just thought I'd post this up for those who were following what happened with the guy who intentionally ran into the motorcyclist last fall. He's still in jail.

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2016/03/16/motorcycle-news/william-crum-indicted/

This just in from John B., MO’s Texas legal scholar, regarding the viral video starring Mr. Crum I referred to in a column last October:
Dear John:
I did research related to William “Bill” Sam Crum, the Texas driver who intentionally crashed into a motorcyclist last October causing serious injuries to the rider and his passenger.
A Hood County grand jury indicted Mr. Crum on two aggravated assault counts, which carry a range of punishment from two to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Mr. Crum may be eligible for community supervision (probation).
Apparently, Mr. Crum has been unable to post bail and has been in the Hood County Jail since his arrest on October 20, 2015. His bail is set at $150,000, and normally a defendant can get a bond for 10% of that sum. Since Mr. Crum remains in jail we can assume he has no friends or family members willing to come up with $15,000 to get him out of jail, which generally means he’s not a great guy. As such, it appears Crum will remain in jail until the cases against him are resolved through a plea agreement, dismissal (unlikely), or trial. Motorcyclists can find comfort in knowing Mr. Crum has been in jail nearly six (6) months awaiting trial. Of course, he will get credit for time served, perhaps even 3-1 credit depending on Hood County policy. (Note: In Texas, we always find money to build more prisons, so overcrowding is not a problem here.)
I do not know whether Mr. Crum had auto insurance, and I cannot find any record to indicate the victims filed a civil suit against Crum to recover for their injuries. As I discussed in a comment to you article, if Mr. Crum intended to crash into the victims, his insurance policy would not cover any judgment for the victims’ injuries due to the intentional act exclusion in every motorcycle policy. As such, if a Judge or Jury convicts Mr. Crum of aggravated assault (or if he pleads guilty), the intentional act exclusion will apply because “intent” is an element of aggravated assault.
Given that Mr. Crum did not make bail, we can assume he does not have sufficient personal assets to pay the victims’ claims. Also, it is nearly impossible to collect a civil judgment related to a personal injury case in Texas; especially, against someone with negligible assets. The judge in the criminal case may order Mr. Crum to pay restitution to the victims, but it’s unlikely they will receive full restitution.
I am interested to know what happens to Mr. Crum, and will search Hood County Court records periodically to follow the cases against him. If I am ever in Hood County, maybe I will go visit Mr. Crum and see what he has to say.
Additional information related to Mr. Crum’s cases is provided below.
Two counts Aggravated Assault
Cause Nos. F229165 and F229166
It sounds like justice is being served, then, and in this case the fact that the wheels grind slow is a good thing. Without the GoPro, though, I doubt it would’ve happened, and you have to wonder how many times the crusty old Crum has pulled similar stunts and gotten clean away with it. Here’s to modern technology in the service of justice. And thank you John B.!

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Re: That guy who ran into the motorcycle still in jail

Postby Big Blue UK » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:43 am

Sad for the chap to be in prison for being stupid, hopefully when he gets out he will keep his stupidity to himself, and not think he can go all Judge Dredd, also how lucky he was he did not kill someone and how long his custodial sentence could have been. Wonder if he cares yet.
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Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:47 pm

Wow! I had not seen this before. Was his first words, upon being confronted, "I don't care."? :o
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I hope he does start caring before he ever gets behind the wheel of a car again.
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Re: That guy who ran into the motorcycle still in jail

Postby thunderwing » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:06 pm

Doing what he did intentionally is a reflection of the apathy that is unfortunately present in people these days in their selfish fortresses of selfishness. By the grace of god nobody lost their life. He might as well have pointed a gun and pulled the trigger at that rider, because in essence he assaulted them in that way with the vehicle. No empathy whatsoever from this guy, horrible to see that in other human beings....glad to see he's where he belongs.

Curious to know how long he'll be enjoying his stay as a guest of the state-and how to identify him in the future so nobody else gets hurt. Like child molesters he ought to be electronically tagged so he comes up on the radar!!!

This video is even more disturbing to me because it shows the true aftermath, the perp doesn't even consider to check on the injured parties he mowed down.....horrible.
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Re: That guy who ran into the motorcycle still in jail

Postby trike lady » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:16 pm

Both convictions carry 2 to 20 years, give him the 20 years on both and the roads will be safer with this fool behind bars.
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Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:35 pm

I wonder what his problem is with motorcyclists? Would he have done the same thing if it would have been a Goldwing or Harley passing him?
I know it doesn't really matter. Just wondering if he just saw a "crotch rocket" with a "hooligan" riding it?
I was riding one of them just a couple 2 or 3 years ago.
If he saw a Goldwing or dressed out Harley would he have done nothing, thinking the operator was more mature?
Whatever he thought, there's no excuse for what he did. Hope he never drives again.
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Postby thunderwing » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:41 pm

His mindset is threefold from what I see:

1. Young guy on crotch rocket, speeding for a pass

2. DOUBLE YELLOW, No passing.....

3. He's of the mindset I am the protector of the law and an extension of Texas Law enforcement and I will provide the punishment!!!

Yup terrible mix, but that's what's inside his head.....
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Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:47 pm

You may be right. He was judge, jury, and executioner.
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Re: That guy who ran into the motorcycle still in jail

Postby flogger » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:44 pm

Folks that behave like that and "don't care" just do not like motorcycles period. Don't be fooled and think that they would only do that to a crotch rocket. I have seen similar behavior while on my wing... Sometimes it seems the bigger and more powerful the motorcycle, the more disdain or dislike there is... Their dislike comes from probable bad experiences...
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Postby Big Blue UK » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:57 pm

trike lady wrote:Both convictions carry 2 to 20 years, give him the 20 years on both and the roads will be safer with this fool behind bars.


You have a point, he could be thinking 'next time I will make sure no one sees me'.
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Postby Fiberthree » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:18 pm

I remember reading that the driver was scraped up but his passenger was worse. She was requiring many painful skin grafts. I wonder how they are doing. Fortunately they both were wearing helmets but little else in the way of protective gear.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:38 pm

i saw that vid when it was first posted and as far as im concerned, that car driver is right where he belongs, with other people that have little or no regard for human life. i hope he never gets out and rots in jail.

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Postby thunderwing » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:53 pm





Some more follow-up on the story from local news with interviews with the victims and the perp. He is still unapologetic, vengeful, and vindictive. Victim suffers nerve damage, multiple surgeries, and questionable recovery path.

What a winner this guy is.

He does a press conference from jail!!! a must see.
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Re: That guy who ran into the motorcycle still in jail

Postby flogger » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:33 am

trike lady wrote:Both convictions carry 2 to 20 years, give him the 20 years on both and the roads will be safer with this fool behind bars.

Which means he will probably get 6-8 years total and be out on parole in 2-3 years...
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:43 am

the driver of that car should NEVER EVER be allowed to get behind the wheel of another motor vehicle.

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Postby OldZX11Rider » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:13 pm

"If" he ever gets out of jail/prison, I hope the only license the state of Texas would let him qualify for, is a scooter license.

Anyone know what he was charged with?
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:24 am

he SHOULD be charged with attempted vehicular homicide as far as im concerned.

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Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:03 am

I agree that's what he should be charged with, but I'd like to know what the actual charges are.
I'd also like to be on the jury if he elects to have a jury trial. With the victim, witness and video, it'll be as close to a slam dunk any prosecutor could hope for.
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Postby minimac » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:41 am

OldZX11Rider wrote:.... With the victim, witness and video, it'll be as close to a slam dunk any prosecutor could hope for.


Unless your name is Marcia Clark or Christopher Darden.

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Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:46 am

I reckon there's an exception to every rule. :roll:
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:27 am

im trying to find out what the defendant is being charged with, but if i was called for jury duty for this case, i would be disqualified to be a juror because being a motorcycle rider i would be partial to the victim. i would not be able to give a fair verdict for the defendant regardless, which in any case im sure he would be found guilty whether my vote was counted or not.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:35 am

ok, i found out that he's being charged with. he is being charged with 2 counts of aggravated assault. each count carries a 20 year sentence. If Crum is convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for each count. His criminal record includes previous charges for family violence, abusive calls to 911 and reckless driving, CBS DFW reports. lets hope the judge throws the book at this guy and he gets 40 years for what he did. his bond is $75,000 on each count.

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Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:44 pm

Thank you roadwanderer2. If this gets enough public attention, with his previous criminal history, he will get slammed.
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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:09 pm

i hope the judge makes an example outta this guy and gives him the maximum sentence the law allows and then some more.

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Re: That guy who ran into the motorcycle still in jail

Postby Fiberthree » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:38 pm

Hope the judge is a motorcycle rider!


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