Followup: Motorcyclist injured, another arrested in aftermath of NYC Land Rover chase [w/video]

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Land Rover, Motorcycle chase video

Sunday’s incident between a black Land Rover Range Rover Sport and a fleet of motorcycles in New York City has been a topic of conversation across the internet, particularly here at Autoblog, where you, our readers, have racked up over 175,000 views and over 600 comments – some of which were quite cross – as of this writing. When the story first surfaced, conflicting reports from outlets as varied as the Daily Mail and Fox News made it difficult to determine what was what. Now, though, there’s becoming a common consensus of information, and we wanted to update you with what is known. Bear with us, there’s a lot of info here.

33-year-old Alexian Lien was driving with his wife and two-year-old daughter in the family’s Range Rover Sport when they encountered a group of motorcyclists on a loosely organized ride known as “Hollywood Stuntz.” No one, police included, seem to be sure what happened before video started rolling, but when it did, we saw 28-year-old Christopher Cruz appear to brake-check the SUV, with Lien tapping the motorcycle’s rear wheel. This is where things begin to get murky.

Lien reportedly stopped after bumping Cruz’s motorcycle, and according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, “They [the bikers] take their helmets and they start to dent his car, and apparently his tires are slashed with a knife.” Fearing for his family’s safety, Lien punched the gas, hitting three bikers – one of whom, contrary to yesterday’s reports, was so seriously injured that if he survives, he may never walk again – and roaring off into the distance.

According to The New York Times, one of the bikers contradicted Commissioner Kelly’s report, saying, “No biker became aggressive with the driver after the incident.” Allegedly, it wasn’t until Lien took off that things turned violent.

Read the rest of the story and see the video below.

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Motorcyclist injured, another arrested in aftermath of NYC Land Rover chase [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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