Skip to comments.SEE IT: Pack of motorcyclists chase driver, his wife and child in SUV, attack him in upper Manhattan
Posted on 09/30/2013 7:47:03 AM PDT by Nachum
The mans Range Rover was surrounded by several bikers on the West Side Highway on Sunday. One biker apparently cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire. But when the driver stopped, several bikers began to damage his SUV. Cops are investigating.
A pack of bikers pummeled a driver in upper Manhattan on Sunday, after a wild chase that began with a fender bender on the West Side Highway, cops said.
The brawl erupted after the victim who was driving his wife and their young child became surrounded by a swarm of motorcycles on the highway and accidentally hit one of the bikes near W. 125th St. about 2 p.m., police said.
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bikers aren’t usually vicious
maybe the driver flipped them off
So, what happend to the driver?
I apologize, now that I have read it, the bikers are complete outlaws and all should go to jail
The cager has the advantage over any number of marauding bikers, but he has to be willing to use it.
Let’s see, a 4000lb SUV vs a bunch of 300 lb bikes.
The motorcyclists are lucky that it wasn’t other people driving. There are a lot of guys who would use the weight difference to their advantage.
Sounds like something out of a 3rd world country
More to this story than is printed. Me thinks the owner of the ‘’Range Rover”( a necessity in the city...../s) had an attitude about bikers and just had his attitude adjusted.
Too bad it didn’t happen in Texas.
These rice-burner idiots would be stacked up like cord wood.
Mobs like that tend to get aggressive. But them together on a road with motorcycles and you are IMO asking for trouble.
You can see from the beginning of the video where the motorcyclist who stops in front of the car had been crowding right into the lane beforehand.
With his wife and baby in the car no wonder the guy was scared to death and tried to blast out of there to start. Might have helped if his wife had called 911 as soon as it started and they could have waited to meet some cops before pulling over.
With those helmets, impossible to be sure, but they might be a bunch of blacks. “Upper Manhattan” has several different populations, but a good bit of it is black, from Harlem on north.
I once was driving home on the West Side Drive fairly late at night, in Upper Manhattan, and a black guy on a motorcycle passed my car, swerved in front of me, and suddenly jammed on the brakes. There was at least one other black guy on a bike behind me.
Instead of stopping, I swerved left and took off. I had no interest in a confrontation with a black guy in a black part of town, and I figured maybe he wanted to rob me or steal my car.
Of course, this is purely speculative. A couple of faces look black in these photos, but that might just be the shadows of the helmets, and the photos are too small to see very well.
I believe its all staged. No true biker would ever put his bike in danger. Its an attempt to discredit the 2 Million bikers that came to DC on 9/11 and to create the new equation in the press: bikers=bad.
The dude had his wife and baby in the car and the motorcyclists had completely taken over the highway. Far too easy for some biker in a swarm like that to think a driver isn’t somehow being respectful enough and then start this type of mass criminality.
It’s likely a group of weekend warriors who lost control backing up such a tough guy or two in their group.
depends on who the “bikers” are.If there on iridescent blue or red crotch/rice rockets they may be?
I think the driver did fairly well up until he got caught in traffic.
Too bad he didnt have a gun to shoot the guy swinging his helmet at him. The bikers were obviously looking to cause trouble.
That’s what firearms are for, to even out uneven numbers...he should’a been carrying.
Didnt watch the video did you?
>> The cager
“cager”... that’s new to me. A somewhat pejorative term for an automobile driver. Similar in etymology to “breeder”, as used by homos to reference heteros. Not that I’m equating bikers and homos, mind you. :-)
Alternate headline: Gang of Santa Claus lookalikes on motorcycles attack family’s car with canes and walkers.
>> he shoulda been carrying.
In Manhattan??!? Hell, he can’t even carry a Big Gulp to throw on ‘em, let alone a firearm.
My weight advantage comes 125 grains at a time.
You didn’t watch the video.
Kinda strange since almost all “bikers” drive a 4 wheeled vehicle as well.
You seem some idiots on the ninja bikers here in Florida but you sure wouldn’t see them doing this. Wayy to likely the driver is armed.
Feral punks on wheels. I hope the law is making good use of this video.
shoulda taken biden’s advice and swung a double barrel out the back window. Probably cause a pile up behind the car as brakes are synchronously engaged.
No doubt at all about the one that bashed in the window with his helmet.
...but yeah, a white man will find no friends on 178 Street unless he is buying drugs.
The video footage was posted on YouTube.
The driver initially stopped,
but fled after the group of bikers began to damage his vehicle.
Police say the bikers caught up withe the driver, beat him up, and slashed his face.
The driver of the SUV was the only injury reported.
He was taken to Columbia University Medical Center, where he received stitches for the face wound and was released.
No arrests were immediately made, police are still investigating the incident.
This should be an interesting thread, pro-bikers, anti-bikers and just about everyone in between will have some malformed opinion about this.
Suffice to say, that I rode motorcycles of almost every type for close to 30 years, until I gave them up for my “health” (ran off the road too many times to count).
Yesterday, driving back from a Scout hike in the Sierras on the US395, dozens of bikers...Harleys, imports, etc. No matter what type...all riding like complete A$$holes.
Cutting drivers off, passing in no passing zones, passing on the shoulder, forcing drivers to make decisions they shouldn’t have to, and on and on it went. Even when I, as an ex-rider gave some room for riders to get around me, I got the finger and was cut-off for my courtesy as a “thank you”.
Why do I share this anecdotal evidence? Because there’s a “new breed” of rider out there. One I don’t want to be associated with.
So the riders will bitch about the cagers and the cagers will do likewise about riders. The age old yarn about who is more evil than the other still goes on.
The guy who jumped off his bike at the end pulled his helmut off to smash the SUV’s window was black.
Ah the wonderful self denial of the “true’ identifier, a circular argument as well..
“true bikers” would never do this.. there fore they were not “true bikers” expect that they were on bikes with all the gear etc.. Sorry have seen too many “bikers” do things on road that are just plain dumb (1 wheel etc).
Yes people in cars do dumb things too.. but not often do they get to have the wonders of group think/pack mentality to reinforce the bad decisions .. racers being the exception of course.
There’s video at the bottom of the article.. most bikes appear to be what you mentioned.
NYC used to have a huge Hells Angel club in lower Manhattan. They were responsible for a lot of violent crime and a few mini -riots.
LOL! Yeah - it is a circular argument - yet I have to wonder, why all the press for this incident and so little press for the 2M bikers to DC. Who has to gain for a negative biker story? With this administration, I've learned that nothing is as it seems.
>> You see some idiots on the ninja bikers here in Florida but you sure wouldnt see them doing this. Way too likely the driver is armed.
Ditto here in Texas, and for the same reason. The throngs of bikers I occasionally see here are all well-behaved. (heh... if they took off their helmets, I’d probably see my doctor, my attorney, my CPA...)
What I find interesting is that the video is from a helmet cam of one of the ‘bikers’.
This particular incident involved a Range Rover that didn't pull over fast enough and let them pass. So they surrounded him and forced him to stop a number of times. He had to run over a couple bikes to escape. They finally got him to stop in traffic, smashed his car window with a helmet, and slashed him with a knife in front of his wife and kid.
These bikers are savages and this is a planned yearly lawless event. Please keep that in mind if you're defending these bikers. If Obama had a son who was a biker, they'd look like this.
Been riding since 1970. I am with the cager on this one.
In NYC? He'd be buried under the jail if he used a firearm to defend himself. Only the cops are allowed to shoot people in NYC (And apparently their allowed to shoot anyone they want)
“The guy who jumped off his bike at the end pulled his helmut off to smash the SUVs window was black.”
So were the three other dudes with him.
I was set upon by a mob once. My own fault. The result of a series of really bad decisions on my part. But once the rocks started to fly, I transitioned from “I don’t want any trouble” to “I’m getting us the heck out of here” mode. I was fortunate in that I did not have to hurt anybody to extricate myself and the person I was with, more due to dumb luck than anything else. But once you get into a situation where your life is in danger, pretty much any use of force is on the table.
Getting off the highway was a mistake, here. The guy should have held the center lane and his speed. Giving up on mobility gave away his only advantage. Speed = Life. He should have stayed on that road until the calvary arrived or he ran out of gas.
PS. Never run out of gas. Fill your tank at a quarter.
>> The guy who jumped off his bike at the end pulled his helmut off to smash the SUVs window was black.
Don’t you figure maybe he was the token black biker gangbanger in the otherwise all white biker thug gang? :-)
This story really has very little to do with bikers and a lot to do with the moral character of our society.
The article clearly does not contain the full story. The article says the bikers surrounded an SUV and then a “biker apparently cut the driver off and slammed on the brakes just before the SUV bumped his rear tire.”
But if you watch the video, it looks like the bikers are already chasing the SUV before the biker slammed on his brakes and got bumped.
Something happened before the video begins that started all of this.
That is what I was thinking. What the guy needed was a Mustang Mach III, nitro booster, and a sawed off shotgun.
See Post 40.
Is it likely that anyone will be arrested?