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Range Rover vs Bikers (could this be a gun debate?) (EDITED)

Posted by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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 I'm sorry, but WTF?

ETA:  This could have been a gun debate but it got derailed by biker apologists. As I've said within the thread, a lot of comments on news stories have become gun debates because it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon in NYC if you're not law enforcement.

 

I read this article and honestly wanted to reach through the screen and choke the aunt of the poor motorcyclist who was participating in ILLEGAL activity.

 

Bikers chase Range Rover driver after rider is hit, viral video shows

By Ross Levitt. Susan Candiotti and Elizabeth Landers, CNN
updated 9:12 AM EDT, Tue October 1, 2013

Video shows motorcyclists fighting driver

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Range Rover driver accidentally hits biker, NYPD says
  • Other bikers chase him, slash the vehicle's tires, forcing him to stop, police say
  • The bikers beat him, and he is treated at a hospital; his wife, child are unhurt
  • Video of the incident captured by a helmet camera goes viral on the Internet

(CNN) -- 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.

 

Motorcycles, SUV clash on NYC streets

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."

 

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.

 

 

by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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furbabymum
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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 What I love is that these idiots posted it online. lol

Kate_Momof3
by Silver Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:16 PM

 Here's the comments from the aunt. I c&p'd from another site.

Der.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/01/20772232-1-biker-charged-another-critical-in-nyc-range-rover-chase#comments

Domenech said her family is upset that most of the attention from the incident is focused on Lien and not her nephew, a married father of a 10-year-old and a 14-year-old.

"This man with a Range Rover and luxury lifestyle — it's OK for him to do something to someone because he rides a bike or has tattoos?" she said.

 

Kate_Momof3
by Silver Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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 I hope douchebags keep on keeping on. It makes catching them so much easier.

Quoting furbabymum:

 What I love is that these idiots posted it online. lol

 

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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I hate when a group weaves in and out of lanes because the traffic is stopped- in CA we share lanes with motorcycles and sometimes in traffic they will pass in your shared lane on both the right and left- So dangerous.

jllcali
by Jane on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:23 PM
What caused the accident?
furbabymum
by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:26 PM

 It's unclear why they intially targeted the rover. It is shown in the video that they surrounded it and a motorcyclist in front of the rover slows down and eventually brings the rover to a stop. Then the motorcyclists start damaging the rover. In fear (I imagine as I would be) the driver of the rover takes off, hitting 2 cyclists. The other cyclists then chase and eventually beat the shit out of the rover driver.

Quoting jllcali:

What caused the accident?

 

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM
I've seen this happen....not an actual beating, but forcing a vehicle to pull over and surrounding them.

I guess neither of you ride?

It wasn't an accident, it was negligence.
bec94
by Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:31 PM
Did anyone watch the video? What I saw was the SUV plow over the bike ( you could tell the SUV went over something), then take off. I'm sorry, but if it really was an accident why not stop at the scene? They hit him and took off. That's a hit and run. Not saying that the bikers should have chased the guy, and they are 100% wrong for retaliating the way they did.
bec94
by Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM
I didn't see that, I just saw the rover take out the bikes and take off.


Quoting furbabymum:

 It's unclear why they intially targeted the rover. It is shown in the video that they surrounded it and a motorcyclist in front of the rover slows down and eventually brings the rover to a stop. Then the motorcyclists start damaging the rover. In fear (I imagine as I would be) the driver of the rover takes off, hitting 2 cyclists. The other cyclists then chase and eventually beat the shit out of the rover driver.


Quoting jllcali:

What caused the accident?

 


trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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He did stop and then they surrounded him and started slashing his tires and hitting his car.  He took off because he was in fear for his family's lifes.

Quoting bec94:

Did anyone watch the video? What I saw was the SUV plow over the bike ( you could tell the SUV went over something), then take off. I'm sorry, but if it really was an accident why not stop at the scene? They hit him and took off. That's a hit and run. Not saying that the bikers should have chased the guy, and they are 100% wrong for retaliating the way they did.



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