Tags: motorcycle | chase | new | york

Motorcyclist Arrested in Gang Beating After High-Speed NYC Chase

Tuesday, 01 Oct 2013 10:11 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A New Jersey man was arrested on Tuesday and charged for his role in a high-speed chase along a Manhattan highway that ended when a motorcycle gang dragged a New York man from his vehicle and beat him while his wife and baby looked on, police said.

Christopher Cruz, 28, of Passaic, New Jersey, was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child, said Sergeant Lee Jones of the New York City Police Department.

"The investigation is continuing with regards to other participants in this assault," Jones said.

Cruz was arrested early Tuesday after he was asked to come to the NYPD's 33rd Precinct, Jones said.

The chase and subsequent attack on Sunday were captured by a video camera attached to the helmet of one of the motorcyclists and posted online on Monday.

Urgent: Do You Support Sen. Ted Cruz's Efforts to Defund Obamacare? Vote Here.

The video appears to show an accident involving the victim's sport utility vehicle and one of dozens of motorcycles being driven north on the Henry Hudson Parkway in upper Manhattan.

The video showed the group of bikers suddenly slowing and stopping en masse, bringing northbound traffic to a halt.

The SUV, a dark-colored Range Rover, suddenly accelerated, rolling over several motorcycles and knocking at least one rider to the ground.

The video then showed dozens of motorcyclists giving chase and catching the driver in traffic in upper Manhattan's Washington Heights.

The driver was dragged from the SUV and beaten, according Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

"He's taken out of the car," Kelly told reporters. "He's assaulted."

The victim, identified only as a resident of New York City, was treated for facial lacerations and chest wounds at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to a police source.

A police source said authorities believed the motorcyclists who chased the SUV were part of a large group that had planned an unauthorized gathering in New York on Sunday. This was similar to an event last year, when the riders organized online and gathered in large groups in Times Square without permission, the source said.

This year, the police source said, authorities set up a series of checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to prevent the motorcycle group from gathering in large numbers in the city.

Urgent: Do You Support Sen. Ted Cruz's Efforts to Defund Obamacare? Vote Here.


© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Navy Identifies Pilot Presumed Dead in Crash

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 20:12 PM

A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean has been identified.The Navy  . . .

Small Earthquake Rattles Northern California

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 19:39 PM

A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California.The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck . . .

Blumenthal: NFL's Goodell 'Should Go If He Lied' on Rice Video

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 15:41 PM

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell should go if he lied about when the league saw a videotape of Ray  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved