One of the bikers involved in the wild chase on the West Side Highway that left a father beaten and a biker in a coma will not be charged yet, sources say.
Allen Edwards, 43, turned himself to cops Tuesday morning. In the video of the melee, a man — supposedly Edwards — is seen smashing in the rear driver’s side window of Alexian Lien’s Range Rover, where his two-year-old daughter was strapped into her car seat.
The initial charges against Edwards were dropped, with the chief of the trial division of the Manhattan DA’s office saying, “Prematurely charging individuals with low-level crimes does not further the goals of the investigation and could weaken the cases we expect to bring against the perpetrators of serious crimes.”
Another biker involved brutal attack, 28-year-old Christopher Cruz, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless driving. Cruz allegedly started the confrontation, swerving in front of Lien’s SUV, causing Lien to tap the rear tire. The bikers then began attacker the SUV, causing Lien to speed off, running over Edwin Mieses.
Cruz’s family posted his $1,500 bail. His attorney, H. Benjamin Perez, told PIX11, “The video shows only some things. There’s more to this than the video shows. My client had nothing to do with what happened to this gentleman.”