Helmet cam shows angry motorcyclists attacking driver in front of family

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A terrifying road rage incident involving a gang of bikers on Manhattan's west side has gone viral on the web after video of the incident surfaced online.

The New York City Police Department said a man driving a Range Rover with his wife and 2-year-old daughter inside Sunday struck a motorcyclist on Manhattan's West Side Highway, breaking his leg.

"It was an accident," says Lt. Karen Anderson.

The SUV driver pulled over, and the bikers surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking the tires, police said. The driver pulled away, hitting three more bikers in the process, police said.

The gang, called "Hollywood Stuntz," according to police, chased the man, and he was forced to stop because of flat tires.

The SUV driver was cornered and beaten, according to police. He was later treated at a local hospital for slashes to his face and released. His wife and child were not injured.

One biker who was struck by the SUV, 28-year-old Christopher Cruz, was arrested and faces several charges, including reckless endangerment, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

Authorities have not identified the people in the SUV.

A helmet camera one of the bikers was wearing captured much of the road rage incident, including the moment when one of the bikers walks up to the SUV and smashes its window with a bike helmet. The video has been posted online.

Police say this same group of bikers descended on New York City and clogged up Times Square last year in what Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said is a "major stunt event."

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Authorities say they were able to prevent the group from entering Times Square this year. Police arrested 15 bikers in total Sunday, seized 55 bikes and wrote 68 summons

for various violations.

They are looking at video footage to try to determine if any other charges will be filed in the road rage incident.

"The investigation is ongoing," Kelly said.

6 comments

  • Sandy Craver

    The bikers were clearly at fault. The guy that got hit just pulled in front of the guy in the Range Rover and stopped. He caused it all and the other bikers reacted without even knowing what happened. They should all be charged with several crimes, one being attempted murder because they were intent on hurting that guy regardless of what happened. And don’t say I hate bikers because I have family and friends that are bikers. I have even ridden myself. But of course I know decent bikers not thugs like these guys. The whole gang should be arrested not just the one that got hurt.

  • Natusik

    it woud never happen with harley- davidson bikers..because different kind of peopple and different mentality.

  • jamica

    it does not matter what kind of bike u own….. its the person on the bike!!!! people need to think b4 they act!!!!!!

  • Mr. K

    Again the people that start the conflict get there butt handed to them. I don’t like to see anybody get hurt. But they started it. Just like somebody else that attacted a person and got shot. The driver should get a medal for trying to protect his family. Thats why I carry its not safe anywhere. The cops are never there when you need them. You are on your own be prepaired to defend yourself!!!

  • George

    I think people are seeing what they want to see Look at it as if that was 100 cars and the front car was going to speed limit It is going to slow down people in the back Looks like to me the car wanted to go faster And these are motorcycles we have the right to be on the road just like a car So when you see a group of motorcycles it doesn’t mean that’s they are a gang of motorcycles We are a group of motorcycles All over the world Ride like this i think this Started off’s as road rage and If you read More into this story not talking about the Motorcyclists That was run over by this Road rage person now is paralyzed from waist down I don’t condemn any violence towards anybody but this is sad and it happen all the time a Motorcycle was hit today in the news people need to slow down and Pay attention motorcycles are not as big as car So is hard to see them pay attention Praying for both families

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