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Bikers attack SUV: Man beaten and slashed by angry bikers after road rage-fueled chase

The evidence of a violent Sunday afternoon ride could still be seen on the streets of Washington Heights Monday with broken glass and even blood where witnesses said a group of bikers targeted a family driving in an SUV.  Video of the incident, taken from one of the bikers’ helmet cams, was posted to YouTube Monday morning and showed how the mayhem may have started.

In the video a pack of bikers on a group ride to Times Square appeared to take over the West Side Highway with dozens of riders converging around a black Range Rover.  When one of the bikers braked sharply and slowed down, the driver hit him, but it is difficult to tell how hard the collision was from the video.

Biker Beatdown SUV Manhattan

A pack of angry bikers vandalize a a family’s SUV in Washington Heights after a wild chase in Manhattan on Sunday.

The SUV initially pulled over, but then took off after the bikers surrounded him and hurled threats while damaging his car, even slashing one of the tires, according to police.  The driver, a father in his 30s was accompanied by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

The video shows the man accelerating suddenly and the Range Rover bouncing up as he drives away, running over at least three bikers in the process.

SUV hits bikers

Worried for his safety amid the pack of angry motorcyclists, the SUV driver took off, running over three bikers in the process, police said. (Image/Liveleak)

The bikers followed the SUV up the Henry Hudson Parkway to 178th and Wadsworth in Washington Heights where it was forced to slow down in traffic and due to damage to his tires.  One biker then hopped from his motorcycle and smashed in the driver’s side window with his helmet, before allegedly pulling the man from the car.

After the video cuts off, the bikers beat the driver severely, slashing his face and chest, according to the NY Daily News.

Alex Marques, witnessed the aftermath and said he saw blood and glass on the street when he came out of his 178th street apartment.  Marques said he also saw more than 20 bikes waiting around the corner before taking off when police arrived.

Biker gang

The mob of bikers was heading toward Times Square in an unsanctioned event that was being monitored by police, according to Commissioner Ray Kelly (Image/Liveleak).

“When you see something like that, it’s uncalled for. I don’t know what he did to the bikers, but they should have some remorse,” said Marques.

Jeffrey Dotel heard about the YouTube video on Twitter and was surprised to learn the assault took place just a couple of blocks from his home.

“I’m surprised no one got run over. With them speeding through the streets I’m surprised nobody else got hurt,” said Dotel.

A police investigation is ongoing.

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40 Comments to “Bikers attack SUV: Man beaten and slashed by angry bikers after road rage-fueled chase”

    scallywagy said:
    September 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Granted the motorcycle pack acted like a pack in heat but one wonders why the driver themselves didn't simply resort to calling authorities? Was the driver thinking they could play some action hero too…??
    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/09/new-york-

      BOOKER said:
      October 1, 2013 at 11:38 AM

      MORON ALERT

      dude said:
      October 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      your logic is so flawed it's scary….."army of idiot bikers 30-50 deep are trying to kill me and harm my family….hmm. let me stop running for my life and call the cops," or better yet like a few idiots posted…pull over and see what they want.

    Mike said:
    September 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Dumb thugs.

    Guest said:
    September 30, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Crazy animals. Need to be locked up. Punks taking advantage of a I defensive man.

      Anonymous said:
      October 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      Nobody should give a fuck about the guy in a coma. He deserves it. If he didn’t want bad things to happen he shouldn’t have participated in a rally that had had over 200 complaint calls to police. Every single one of these pieces of shit were a nuciance on the road. And they proved they were nothing less then that when they attacked that SUV for hitting a guy that was very clearly driving reckless to begin with. To hell with them all. I wish they all were paralyzed for life.

    Anonymous 2344 said:
    September 30, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Wait a minute so a Range Rover runs over a person that is currently in a medical induced coma and the title of this is “dad driving SUV attacked”””” smh.. What happen to “SUV driver puts biker in a medical induced coma after running him over”

      Panda said:
      September 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      Did you not read the article or watch the video?!?! The biker that was ran over INTENTIONALLY stopped so the car would hit him. It's clear in the video. I hate that he's in a coma, but he caused it.

        just saying said:
        October 1, 2013 at 5:17 PM

        moron alert

        Askurmom said:
        October 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

        The biker that got hit in the video isn’t the on in a coma the one he ran over after they stopped him is..

      mmmm said:
      October 1, 2013 at 2:19 AM

      You an idiot.

      colored man said:
      October 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      retarded alert

      dude said:
      October 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Anonymous 2344, watch video and if that is all you see please do yourself and others a favor and never breed.

    Askurmom said:
    September 30, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Lol at crazy animals.. You clearly lost your girl, sister and mother to a biker..

    Diamond said:
    September 30, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    You have to be kidding me he was not innocent get the whole story before you make him out to be a victim. He paralyze someone who is now in a coma so he got what he deserved. He was not being picked in or was he a chosen target he had road rage and now is playing victim to the media who is falling for his story guess what the guy in the coma has two kids and a wife funny your not broad casting his life and showing the world that the guys that beat the driver were only protecting the other rider. GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT.

      taco crusher said:
      September 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      one less non-english speaking paco. let him look at photos of motorcycles from now on

      fdsafd said:
      October 1, 2013 at 2:23 AM

      Another idiot. You are a moron. P.S stop bsing everyone. He got his leg broke nothing more. The loser gang of bikers caused the accident then proceeded to attack the car. He drove away in fear for his life. The only shame is he wasn't driving a tank and didn't run over everyone there. We would have been happier if he was paralyzed. The real tragedy is he is still alive.

      niggaboy said:
      October 1, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      your a dickhead retaredfreak, loserfag

      dude said:
      October 3, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      watch the video before posting, if you still think he was in the wrong…..I would of driven over more of them. this was some classic Mad Max in the highway stuff. If you still stand by your statement then change your handle from diamond to sh**4brains.

    concerend said:
    September 30, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    The bikers instigated this, a man was trying to protect his family, don't
    be an ass!!! Next time get the hell out of the way!

    taco crusher said:
    September 30, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Spanish speaking people do anything to get noticed these days… don't worry, we see you and your 17 kids paco

    Guest said:
    October 1, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Taco crusher what does being a Spanish speaking person have to do with it? What an idiot!

    f taco crusher said:
    October 1, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    Another racist punk that likes writing dumb comments taco crushed …. any who my thoughts go to the biker and the suv, but really lets not be ignorant here sorry to say but the bikers did ask for it not saying is the right thing to do but when you have more then 20 bikers acting like they control the road and wanna pick fights and try to act up with other drivers just because they are large in numbers is senseless. It clearly shows the bikers bullying the driver and then blocking his way and stopping intentionally …….. and for the racist pri**s no they are not spanish …..

    jac said:
    October 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    Would have been better if this happened in a state like Texas, Virginia, Florida or Arizona: the man would have been well within his rights to open fire on these thugs.

      Askurmom said:
      October 1, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      N he would have gotten his whole family killed cause clearly the bikers in that state would have guns too.. Dumbass.. And guess which group would have had more bullets to fire.. Guns is never the correct answer.. DH

        marj413 said:
        October 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        I agree that the bikers may have been carrying as well, however they probably would have been less likely to act the way they did if they thought there was even a chance the guy could have defended himself. They went after him because they saw a little guy alone and they had the numbers; they were nothing but cowards.

    Ed Armstrong said:
    October 1, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    The guy in the SUV tailgated a motorcycle and then hit him? Lucky the SUV driver didn't get beat to death.

    Anonymous said:
    October 1, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    This news is so inaccurate! He deliberately ran over several bikers leaving one paralyzed in a coma. I am not saying what the bikers did was right but what this driver did was absolutely uncalled for and if they are going to bring justice to the bikers well they better bring justice to him as well. He may have been assaulted but he deliberately committed a hit and run. Check out @bikelifeshoutout_ in Instagram the video that shows this man intentionally running the bikers over this was no accidental fender bender! The bikers are the victims here too!

      jonny said:
      October 1, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      your tripping that Asian man did the right thing if lucky this did not happen in az cause chumps like that think about it twice the are lots of gun carriers (fyi). If my child and wife were in danger no body I mean no body would mean a thing to me.

      marj413 said:
      October 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      What a dummy. Those thugs on wheels had options, none of which was to do what they did. I wish the guy would have backed up over them a few times for good measure.

    MilMike said:
    October 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    That Sunday afternoon the NYPD had already received OVER 200 complaints regarding this group of bikers prior to this incident.

      Askurmom said:
      October 1, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      The phone calls they got was for something that was going down in Brooklyn at gateway mall.. That was a different group.. Trust me when I say if it was the Brooklyn group on the H.H with the Range it would have ended differently..

    Rosie said:
    October 2, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    I think the bikers were in the right. If you look at the video, the car runs over a guy after he hits him from the rear. Regardless if the bike slowed down, that does not give you the right to hit a biker. On that note, after he runs them over, he races away as several bikers are telling him to pull over he speeds up. At any time he could have called authorities. Then his door is unlocked, who drives with the doors unlocked, unless you are trying to start something. I'm sorry I have no compassion for the guy in the car. You messed with one bike and got the club. Haven't you learned when you mess with one bee, you get the nest. Come on common sense. He also could have stayed on the freeways and not went into street traffic if he truly wanted to stay safe. I call bullshit on the guy in the car. You deserve what you got, so whats the condition of the biker you ran over and the other one you hit as you opened your door and drove away? Oh, thats right your playing the victim.

      marj413 said:
      October 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Dummy. The guy who brake checked the SUV and got bumped didn't get run over. I wouldn't pull over either after the stunts they were pulling, why should he? They aren't the cops, they have no authority other than the thug mentality they displayed the whole time. They had cameras galore and could have taken a pic of the tag and called it in to police. But no, in typical hood fashion they decided to enact some street justice. It is just too bad more of them didn't get run over.

      dude said:
      October 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      Rosie watch the video, if you and the rest of the moron nation think they were in the right please stop breeding.

    goodnight said:
    October 2, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Here in Texas if you hit someone who has control of the lane you are at fault.It doesn’t matter what these bikers were doing beforehand, the suv driver should have had plenty of space between his vehicle and the one in front of him to stop. No matter what jackass actions ther person to your left or right are committing doesn’t give you the right to act like an idiot as well. If he was really worried about his family he would not have put them in a bad situation to begin with. I am arguing one side because the bias of the comments here, but in reality therewas a break in common sense chain of most of these people. The best offense is a good defense.

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