A motorcyclist was charged with reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment by New York City Police following a chain of roadway events that resulted with another motorcyclist in the hospital and a Range Rover driver beaten.

Motorcyclist Christopher Cruz, 28, has been charged with reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment by New York City Police following a chain of roadway events that resulted with another motorcyclist in the hospital and a Range Rover driver beaten.

Recorded on various helmet cams of the participants of an unauthorized biker rally in New York City on Sunday, Cruz is seen causing a minor traffic accident by stopping short in front of a Range Rover. While stopped in the middle of the West Side Highway in Manhattan surrounded by a group of bikers, the SUV driver Alexian Lien, 33, appears to panick as he suddenly accelerates through the bikers running over at least one rider.

A chase ensues until the Range Rover exits the roadway and becomes stuck in traffic. Trapped with no where to go, the SUV is approached by one biker who uses his helmet to shatter the driver's window. Lien is then pulled from his SUV and beaten in front of his wife and two-year-old child. After being treated in a hospital, he sustained only minor injuries.

However, Edwin Mieses Jr, who is the biker struck down by the SUV, remains hospitalized with broken legs and spinal injuries which according to family members will leave him paralyzed. Mieses mother and wife assert that Edwin approached the SUV to only offer help following the minor accident. Now they seek Mr Lien to be prosecuted.

New York police have not made any charges against Mr Lien but say the investigation is ongoing. Meanwhile a second person was arrested but no charges were filed.

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