Bikers attacked a SUV with a man and his family inside in NYC, terrorizing the family before pulling the driver out of the vehicle and beating him. The bikers attacked the SUV after the man driving it accidentally bumped one of the bikes with his vehicle on Sunday afternoon, according to New Jersey Herald on Oct. 1.
This biker group, which included some gang members, surrounded the man and started to beat on the SUV. The man had stopped and gotten out of his car to speak with the biker he had just bumped when the bikers surrounded him.
The man fearing for his family’s life hopped back in his SUV and took off. When he did this he hit two of the bikers. The bikers gave chase for about two and a half miles when they forced the man off the road by slicing the tires of the SUV.
They pulled him out of the SUV and beat him as his terrified wife and toddler watched. This occurred around 1:30 p.m. on the West Side Highway. The accident with the biker happened on 125th Street. The man was taken to the hospital and required stitches on his face. His wife and child were unharmed.
The two bikers the man hit were taken to the hospital, one had two broken legs and the other biker suffered a leg injury. Police believe some of the bikers were from the gang Hollywood Stuntz.
The man driving the SUV was not charged, but police arrested Christopher Cruz, 28, was the biker in the initial incident. He was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and menacing. Fox News on Tuesday morning said the police issued tickets to the bikers but only one arrest was made.
Defense Attorney Anna Yum appeared on Fox News live Tuesday morning to say this man was fearing for his life from a gang. She believes he had every right to flee the scene, even if it meant running over the two bikers who would not move out of his way.
The bikers chasing the SUV went on for 50 blocks. Someone video taped the entire incident from the time the SUV bumped the bike to the time that the man was pulled out of the SUV and beaten.
Police have all the evidence they need on video. You can see on the video where the biker was bumped by the SUV, but the biker put his brakes on and put himself in the path of the truck as if he wanted him to bump him. This biker group was looking for trouble, clearly indicated in the video.
The bikers were part of a planned, but not authorized bike rally where bikers gathered in NYC to ride through Manhattan on Sunday afternoon.