A 28-year old motorcyclist, Christopher Cruz, is charged with pulling in front of an SUV, slowing down, and causing a bloody encounter in New York City recently.
The biker, a car wash worker, was caught on tape cutting off a Range Rover on a highway in Manhattan - causing a collision. The video shows Cruz slowing in front of the SUV and the other motorcyclists surrounding it as well. As the SUV driver sped off to get away from the group, he hit some of the motorcyclists and critically injured one. The other bikers chased the SUV, bashed the windows, pulled the driver out and beat him.
The SUV driver had his wife and 2-year old in the vehicle. They were heading to a wedding anniversary celebration when this happened. He was taken to a local hospital where he received stitches for his facial injuries.
Cruz told ABC News that he "never had intentions to slow him down or cause any type of problems." He claims he just wanted the driver to know he was there before he pulled in front of him. He doesn't believe he is responsible for the incident.
Cruz has been charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful imprisonment for his role in this incident. He could end up in prison for up to one year. The SUV driver was not charged.
Apparently, two off-duty New York police officers were riding with the biker group and did nothing to intervene. The incident is under investigation at this time.
I wish the injured motorcyclist a speedy and complete recovery.
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