Recently in the news, Alexian Lien was driving with his wife and 2 year old daughter on the Henry Hudson Parkway at the same time a group of motorcyclists riding under the event Hollywood Stuntz. There had already been over 200 hundred calls to 911 based on the actions of this group of motorcycle riders.
A motorcyclist named Chistopher Cruz challenges the driver of the SUV and then purposely slows down and ends up getting his bike dinged by Alexian Lien’s SUV.
Alexian Lien stops the SUV, it gets surrounded by other bikers. The bikers begin striking Lien’s SUV. Lien pushes the SUV through the angry crowd striking Jeremiah Mieses, also known as Jay Meezee. It degenerates into a high speed chase in which Alexian Lien’s SUV gets stuck in traffic, he is pulled from his car and severely beaten and stabbed.
The video above captures some of the incident.
So who is at fault here?
According to a Gun Safety Professionals Instructor, who is a 50 year motorcyclist, and Area Representative with Chapter 27-2 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association,the Hollywood Stuntz bike riders were disregarding a number of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation‘s rules for Group Riding.
- No hand signals were used
- The bike riders were riding in a disorganized fashion that goes directly against what are considered the best practices for safe group riding.
- Basic Group riding protocols can be found here. www.msf-usa.org/downloads/group_ride.pdf
- No hand signals were used by the riders
- The group was larger than 5-7 people and not broken into subgroups of riders.
- There appeared to be no designated lead rider or sweep rider.
- A number of riders were riding side by side as opposed to riding in a staggered formation.
- The Hell’s Angels or any of the (in)famous Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs are known to ride in an organized fashion when going from Point A to Point B.
- Motorcycling is a lot like concealed carry in that when you are doing it, you go out of your way to avoid a confrontation.
- You don’t pick fights like the guy who intentionally slowed down as pictured below.
- “Play stupid games and win stupid prizes.”
- “If you go out looking for trouble, then you will find more than you ever wanted.”
You are the SUV Driver. What do you do?
Alexian Lien was vastly outnumbered. Alexian Lien was with his wife Rosalyn Ng and their two year old daughter and his vehicle is now surrounded by a group of unknown males because he dinged the bike of one of the Hollywood Stuntz crew. Many of the Hollywood Stuntz crew were bigger than Alexian Lien. Alexian Lien had people in the car who could not defend themselves. They start cussing Alexian Lien out and aggressively kicking his door and are visibly armed with blunt force weapons (helmets) and Mr. Lien don’t know what other weapons they may be carrying. The pack mentality has set in. There really was no way for Mr. Lien to “talk his way out of” this situation.
Also this is New York City so unless you are Mike Bloomberg, you cannot be legally armed since The Little Dictator of New York thinks that self defense is only for the rich and powerful.
Pushing the SUV through the mob was the only option that Alexian Lien had.
Mr. Lien did the best that he could with what he knew. He drove straight ahead until he was caught in a traffic jam, pulled out of the SUV and severely beaten and stabbed.
Notice how the motorcycle rider with the helmet cam turned it off as they were pulling Alexian Lien from his car?
The key to escaping high speed pursuers is to make turns and reverses as opposed to “rabbiting” straight ahead as you have a high risk of getting stuck and surrounded if you drive straight ahead.
Biker surrenders to New York cops after another arrested for accident that caused attack on SUV driver
Motorcyclist Christopher Cruz allegedly caused an accident with Alexian Lien when he cut off the SUV driver on Sunday. Lien, who was driving his wife and their 2-year-old, stopped but fled when a group of bikers began to damage his Range Rover — and Lien plowed into rider Edwin Mieses, who’s been left paralyzed, his mother says.
By Beverly Ford In Lawrence, Mass. , Joe Kemp AND Thomas Tracy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 8:14 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 10:42 AM
Sources said Christopher Cruz, 28 (pictured) cut Alexian Lien off on the Henry Hudson Parkway and caused the accident that triggered a wild 4-mile chase through upper Manhattan.
Cops have arrested two of the bikers who they say sparked a hell-on-wheels ordeal in upper Manhattan that ended with a mob beating and slashing a man in front of his wife and 2-year-old.
As Christopher Cruz, 28, was awaiting arraignment on charges stemming from the attack on Alexian Lien, police arrested a second motorcyclist, Allen Edwards, 42, of Queens.
Cops are trying to identify two suspects (pictured) who are also wanted in the beating and slashing a Manhattan man in front of his family.
Cruz was riding with a swarm of motorcyclists when he swerved in front of Lien’s Range Rover on the Henry Hudson Parkway and stopped short, causing Lien, 33, to bump the biker’s back tire, police said.
Video shows Lien, 33, being ripped out of his Range Rover and beaten in front of his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
Video taken by one of the sport-bikers taking part in the wild ride shows the group of motorcyclists then stopping and surrounding the SUV. They attacked the door and tires, cops say, and Lien peeled away, seriously injuring one of the bikers.
Lien ran over one biker — Edwin Mieses, 32 — as he tried to escape the pack of bikers on Henry Hudson Parkway.
Cruz was charged with menacing, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
Edwards surrendered after police released a photo of him. He was charged Tuesday night with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing, police said.
Mieses was in a medically induced coma at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, family said.
Sources said Edwards was the biker shown in an online video pounding on the rear window of Lien’s Range Rover while another brute bashed in the driver’s-side window using his helmet.
Mieses was in a medically-induced coma at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, family said.
Cops were still searching for other motorcyclists who dragged Lien out of the SUV and beat and slashed him. He received stitches for his wounds and was released.
Mieses was recovering from broken legs, bruised lungs and spine fractures. Family said doctors fear he may never walk again.
Lien was not charged, angering relatives of biker Edwin Mieses, 32, of Lawrence, Mass., who had both legs broken when Lien ran him over trying escape the pack.
“You have to look at the totality of the circumstances and that’s what we’re doing,” said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, noting that Lien fled the attacking bikers in fear for his and his family’s safety.
Jeremiah Mieses in undated photo supplied by his brother Jared to Josh Reynolds.
Mieses’ mother, Yolando Santiago, said her son is “trying to hang on for dear life.”
Lien’s wife, Rosalyn Ng, was sitting in the front seat of the Range Rover during the attack.
“They’re making the riders out to be bad people. They’re not,” Santiago insisted from her Lawrence home Tuesday.
Mieses’ wife, Dayana Mieses, told The News her husband is in a medically induced coma at St. Luke’s Hospital. “This man needs to know he hurt someone,” said she said of Lien.
The bikers left the pummeled man bleeding on the ground before police arrived.
The bikers were taking part in a ride loosely organized by a group called Hollywood Stuntz. Police arrested 15 bikers Sunday for incidents unrelated to the mob attack. “We had over 200 calls just on Sunday about this particular group operating in a reckless manner,” Kelly said.
With Rocco Parascandola and Bill Hutchinson
About 30 bikers caught up with Lien in Washington Heights. One biker so far has been charged with menacing, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said Lien initially stopped after the accident, but several angry bikers began to bash his car with their helmets and slash his tires before he fled.
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