WTVM reports on a man facing a host of charges dating back to an accident that occurred in April 2016, killing a high school teacher.
19-year-old William Cross made a court appearance since being imprisoned in May 2016 on this past Tuesday, November 14. Cross was charged with a long list of offenses in connection with the accident, the most serious of which include murder, homicide by vehicle, theft by vehicle, and two counts of fleeing the scene of an accident.
All of these charges came as a result of a police chase that began on April 18, 2017, when police attempted to stop Cross in a stolen 2007 Audi A8. During the chase, which police later called off, Cross ran a red light and caused an accident that claimed the life of David Pollard, a 36-year-old special education teacher and basketball coach at Carver High School.
Initially, Cross fled, but police were later able to catch him thanks to an anonymous crime-stoppers tip that led to his arrest on May 2, 2016.
Cross is facing a total of 14 charges. The judge initially denied bond on the murder charge but allowed for bond on the 13 other charges he faces. His total bond amounts to $456,350.
Beyond being held criminally liable for an accident, you can find yourself being held personally, or civilly liable for damages and injuries. While criminal charges may take precedent, they can also be used to prove civil liability in the case of an accident. Aside from the possible jail time, depending on the charges, you may also find yourself owing tens of thousands or more in a civil liability lawsuit.
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