TEXARKANA, Ark. — A lawsuit filed earlier this month in Miller County circuit court faults a Fouke, Ark., resident for a motorcycle crash allegedly caused when his large dog ran into the roadway.
Bobby Spanhanks of Fouke, filed suit against Denny Lee Williamson, also of Fouke, in connection with a Nov. 29 dog/motorcycle collision. Spanhanks said Williamson’s “large-breed white dog” darted into the roadway as Spanhanks was traveling west on Miller County 20 on his 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
“Plaintiff did not have time to react and hit the dog causing plaintiff to crash his motorcycle,” the complaint alleges. “The unanticipated collision caused serious injuries and damages to plaintiff.” The complaint alleges that Spanhanks’ motorcycle is a “total loss.”
The suit, filed on Spanhanks’ behalf by the Texarkana firm Flint and Crawford, alleges Williamson failed to properly control his dog and failed to prevent the canine from running into the street.
Spanhanks complains he suffered a broken nose, pain, a knee injury, and continues to suffer from pain and mental anguish.
Spanhanks is seeking compensation for his past and future medical expenses, for his pain and suffering, and for attorney fees and costs associated with the lawsuit.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carlton Jones.
Williamson has not yet filed a response to Spanhanks’ complaint and no hearings are scheduled.