A disturbing video was uploaded to YouTube earlier today. It shows the events of an organised Bike Ride over the weekend which turned sour when a Range Rover Sport crashed through a number of riders. The video below shows the aftermath of the crash and the chase that ensued. What made the incident even more disturbing is that the Range Rover Sport was being piloted by a father with a child of under 5-years old in the rear passenger seat.
The video was allegedly shot on the West Side Highway of Manhattan. The bikers appear to surround the SUV although it seems as through something might have taken place before the camera started filming. One rider pulls up alongside the car, gesticulating towards its driver. He then pulls infront of the Range Rover before pulling his brakes which is the immediate cause of the confrontation.
The camera is quite a way in front of the vehicle at this point but you’ll clearly see that a mob starts to gather around the Range Rover. The next thing you see is the Range Rover plough its way over the top of the bikers. A chase ensues at what looks to be a normal speed. At this point it is clear that the bikers are keeping their distance from the Range Rover Sport.
Once the car hits Manhattan traffic and pulls to a stop, bikers start to attack the black SUV by ripping the door open. The Range Rover Sport driver again attempts to escape knocking down another bike in the process. A further chase ensues before the driver comes to a halt at a set of traffic lights. Three members of the group start to use their helmets to smash the glass.
The video has now gone viral but many commentators do not know what to make of it. The Range Rover Sport driver had apparently called 911 to report the motorcycles prior to the incident. Furthermore, a New York Police Department spokesperson confirmed that none of the motorcyclists suffered any injuries and infact, the only injury was that of the SUV driver who sustained lacerations to his body and face.
The overwhelming feeling seems to be that the bikers were actually the authors of their own demise. You can see the logic too. Firstly, the motor cylcle riders are obviously oblivious to the rules of the road. Two, sometimes three motorcycles share each lane. The driver was also a father trying to protect his infant child from a mob of intimidating bikers. That’s not to say that his actions are justified, just that you can see his logic.
It seems that the Range Rover Sport had one or more tyres slashed during the incident. The driver was forceably dragged from his car and beaten while his wife and child watched on. He was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital with two black eyes, and also needed stitches on his face and chest.
Its thought that the motorcyle riders came from a variety of different clubs organised by HollywoodStuntz. One of the main culprits appears to wear a New Rochelle motorcycle club jacket. New York Post managed to get the official word on the incident and it seems as though the police are siding with the Range Rover Sport driver too.