During the last few weeks, we have been hearing about a man named Andrew Flanigan, who has been charged with a felony in relation to an incident that took place in August of this year. His charges are related to an accident where a motorcycle was hit by another vehicle.
Motorcyclist in hit-and-run accident
Earlier this year, a video went viral that showed an altercation between a motorcyclist and a car on a Southern California freeway. The video showed the motorcycle rider attempting to avoid a crash, but he was cut off and kicked by a driver in a Nissan sedan. This set off a chain reaction crash that left the motorcyclist injured and a driver of the Nissan car in the hospital.
The video captured the entire incident. The driver behind the rider captured it on his iPhone. It showed the motorcyclist attempting to avoid debris, but was cut off by a car in a Nissan.
The driver of the Nissan car appeared to lose control of the vehicle, and it swerved into the motorcyclist. He was pushed towards the center divider, and the Nissan driver lost control and crashed into a Cadillac Escalade.
The driver of the Cadillac was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the Nissan sedan had no serious injuries.
Andrew Flanigan was charged with three felony charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and hit-and-run. He pleaded no contest to the hit-and-run charge, and was sentenced to three years probation. He was released from jail after posting bail.
According to the Los Angeles sheriff’s office, Flanigan has been monitored by authorities since the crash. The agency has been searching for him for eight months. During that time, investigators have found some “great leads.” The video of the crash was posted to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office YouTube channel, and investigators used the video to locate the motorcyclist.
Charges against him
Earlier this year, the California Highway Patrol announced an arrest in a Southern California case. Andrew Flanigan, a stage technician for a local comedy club, was arrested and charged with a number of felonies. The most serious charge, felony hit and run, carried a maximum sentence of 180 days in county jail.
A motorist was able to catch Flanigan on camera in a chain-reaction crash on the freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita. Investigators had been following Flanigan for eight months. They said they were able to build a case against him using video and other evidence.
The incident happened around 5:45 a.m. on a southbound section of the 14 Freeway near Newhall Avenue. The driver of a Cadillac SUV was injured. He was sent to the hospital. Another motorist took video of the crash on his iPhone. The vehicle made a beeline for the median, swerved and flipped over. The sedan then ricocheted into the side of the SUV, and the pickup truck went off to the side.
The most significant part of the crash was when the sedan made a beeline for the center divider. The motorcycle and pickup truck were able to avoid a collision, but the sedan swerved off the road, hit the median, and bounced into oncoming traffic. The video of the incident has since been posted to YouTube. The incident prompted the sheriff’s office to launch an investigation into the grey Mazda 3.
His admiralty suit in personam
Among the myriad legal suits, one stands out above the rest. Aside from the usual suspects, one of the few flies was a British businessman by the name of Robert Turner. Among other things, Turner was a proud owner of the steamboat Susquehannah, the aptly named Susque. As the owner of the vessel, Turner was in a position to wield the sword in the hand of his successor. Using this to his advantage, the octogenarian laid claim to some snazzy perks. Not to mention a snazzy looking office to boot. Despite this, a suit of arms was not the end all be all and the aforementioned aficionado was not the only one in the ring.
The suit lasted only about six months. To keep up with the harried occupants of the courtroom, Turner enlisted the services of the best and the brightest atop the echelons of the law. Aside from defending his sexy ship, Turner also had the dubious honor of being the scribe responsible for the sale of the aforementioned aforementioned vessel.