Update, 8:02 p.m.: The driver of the SUV has been identified as Alexian Lien, 33, a Director at Skrill, an “e-commerce” site. There are still no arrests in the case. At the time Lien, his wife Rosalyn, and their two-year-old child were on a drive celebrating their first wedding anniversary.
A motorcycle gang chased a man and his family in their SUV down West Side Highway in revenge from running over a few of its members, according to a video going viral on Live Leak. It is unclear from the video what started the dispute, but at the beginning we see the gang harassing the car and clogging the entire three lanes of West Side Highway, before the seemingly frightened driver runs over a few of the bikers in an escape attempt.
Over the six minutes of the video, recorded on the helmet cam of one of the bikers, the gang chases the SUV northbound on West Side Highway at high speeds. Twice the bikers take advantage of slower traffic to get off their bikes and directly attack the SUV’s driver. One attempts to open the door before the SUV speeds away.
The second attack occurred in the streets of Washington Heights, when one of the bikers shattered the driver’s side window with his helmet and slashed the driver, according to the New York Post. The driver and his family were rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after the attack. The child in the car was under five years old, says the Daily Mail.
Runnin’ Scared is awaiting comment from the 33rd Precinct, where the second beating occurred. We will update when we hear back.
No arrests have been made in connection with the video yet. It is unclear whether the SUV driver will also face charges.