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Two Arrested, One Paralyzed In New York Highway Brawl

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Originally Published on: 10/3/2013

It was motorcycle mayhem in Manhattan. And now, two people are under arrest, facing charges for what police say was their role in a terrifying episode. The whole thing caught on video. A man driving with his wife and two-year-old daughter, apparently chased and surrounded by a battery of bikers. A bloody confrontation followed. But who's to blame? Susan Candiotti has more. This biker is now under arrest for several charges, including reckless endangerment, after allegedly causing an SUV to hit him. It set off a violent chain of events, ending in a frightening attack. The helmeted man seen on the right, pounding on that SUV, has now turned himself into police. When the video cuts off, police say the driver is pulled out on New York City's west side highway. Watch what happens earler when the SUV was still trying to get away from bikers. Edwin Mieses was dragged underneath the SUV. "All of his ribs are fractured," says Edwin Mieses mother, Yolanda Santiago. "His lungs are so badly bruised that he's still on the ventilator." Mieses, seen here in a Facebool page dedicated to him, is now in critical condition. "My husband hot off his bike to help the guy," says Dayana Mieses, Edwin Mieses wife. "And whatever he did, he got scared, he peeled off, and he paralyzed my husband on the way." The drive of the SUV has not been charged, but NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly isn't ruling it out. "It depends on whether or not your vehicle is being attacked or not," he says. "If you think you're being attacked, and whether or not your wife and child is in the car. You have to look at the totality of the circumstances, and that's what we're doing." While police are still sorting things out, a debate going on in social media. Relatives of the biker who's in critical condition saying they want it known he's a victim too. Others weighing in that the bikers put themselves at risk and the driver of that SUV was fully justified in trying to protect his family.
   
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