In upper Manhattan (New York City) yesterday, a pack of motorcycle riders pummeled the driver of an SUV after a fender bender on the West Side Highway. The victim of the SUV was driving his wife and child when he became engulfed by a swarm of motorcyclists on the highway. One of the motorcyclists cut off the driver and slammed on his brakes, causing the SUV driver to accidentally hit one of the bikes. He immediately stopped to survey the damage and speak with the bikers; but when the bikers started damaging the SUV, he takes off.
The bikers chase the SUV and he is forced to stop, and then hits three motorcyclists (no one was hurt) trying to get away. The driver, a man in his 30’s, said he was afraid for his life and his family, so he sped further down the road with the angry motorcycle gang in hot pursuit. The chase continued up I-95 to W. 176th St.
Somewhere on W. 178th St, the SUV driver was forced to stop at a red light. This gave the motorcycle gang enough time to attack. One biker ripped off his helmet and smashed through the driver’s side window. Another tried to punch the backseat window—where the couple’s young child was sitting.
Police have said that the bikers then beat up the driver and slashed his face—which required him to get stiches in the Columbia University Medical Center emergency room.
An investigation has been launched and police are reviewing the incident closely. For now, no one has been arrested, but that will likely change.
You can view the entire chase scene here (warning graphic video):
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