A gang of motorcyclists on Manhattan’s West Side Highway burst into an extreme case of road rage Sunday and beat up an SUV driver after he accidentally hit one of the bikers, breaking his leg. According to the NYPD, the man, driving a Range Rover with his wife and 2-year-old daughter inside, pulled over after the accident. The motorcyclists then surrounded the car and began beating it, breaking a window (shattering glass on the driver’s face) and spiking the tires. The driver pulled away in response, hitting three other bikers and prompting the rest of the gang to chase the SUV down and continue beating it. The driver was treated for injuries to his face and released. One biker has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and endangering the welfare of a child.
"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."
The driver of the SUV has been identified in various media outlets as Alexian Lien, his wife Rosalyn and their 2-year-old child were passengers at the time.