October 1st, 2013
08:36 AM ET

Motorcycle Gang Follows SUV With 2-Yr-Old Inside

A driver of an SUV is assaulted by a mob of motorcyclists on the streets of New York City, all while his wife and two-year-old are in the car. New York police are now on the hunt for the violent pack of bikers.

The terrifying highway show-down is all caught on video, showing between 20-30 bikers surrounding the family of three inside their SUV. The driver plows through them - but it's not over.

Police say what followed was a high-speed chase—with a brutal ending.

“They catch up and one opens the door, but the driver of the SUV floors it and gets away,” CNN’s John Berman reports.

The chase continues off the highway.

“Stuck behind New York City traffic, an enraged biker makes his move, using a helmet to bash in the driver's window.” Police say the driver is then taken out of the car and assaulted.

“The driver did receive stitches at the hospital. He has been released and is doing fine,” Berman says. “The wife and daughter not hurt in that just awful incident.”

New York City Police are investigating and searching for the members of the motorcycle group Hollywood Stuntz.

"This is a sort of a major stunt event where motorcyclists from various locations come together,” says Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. “Their ultimate goal is to get into Times Square.”

Police are now checking security cameras for any information that could lead to arrests.”

Follow along at CNN.com for developments.

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  1. T Jones

    The wife/partner describes the paralyzed thug as a good father, etc. What was he doing in NYC with a friend on a Sunday, driving around on a bike with no license. The good father was the driver of the SUV with his family on a Sunday.

    When you are not doing the right thing as was the case with the majority of the thugs...things dont turn out that good!

    October 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  2. a b

    i agree that the car driver left the scene of an accident and should be charged. it is a felony to do so after all. now (stupid) people are going to think it's ok to hit and run bikers. i'm sure that the bikers were not trying to assault the wife and kid in the car.

    October 3, 2013 at 11:13 am | Reply
    • T Jones

      If you believe the driver left the scene of an accident you dont understand the law. Have knowledge of how the law is written before making such stupid statements. If it is not 'safe' to stop or 'dangerous" to stop as written in the law you dont have to stop. SUV driver did Stop and attempted to stay but when you have 30 thugs....(thug = does things their own way and doesnt follow the law)...trying to get into or break into your car...its called SELF DEFENSE.
      On another note....Gloria Allred should go back to CA. We dont need her trashy media driven show in NYC.

      October 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  3. Patrick1329

    I was watching the interview with one of the bikers this morning and realized you can see a biker trying to get in the suv after the accident.. It is hard to see but you can clearly see someone yanking on the door... No offense but if 50-100 bikers surrounded me and tried to get in my vehicle whether I had kids and a wife in the car or not, I would have done the same thing. The bikers clearly caused the accident, clearly escalated the situation and clearly stalked and harassed that family.

    October 3, 2013 at 7:33 am | Reply
  4. Patriot

    Looks like some are willing to put their lives on the line for their foolish causes. So, in my state you would be very dead for attempting such a "low tolerance bunch of nonsense" and only because NY has restrictions on 2nd Amendment tolerance does this kind o crap occur. So, you youngsters think you can continue to intimadate the citizens when every you like will face certain death by your own hands, those you wish to intimidate or ultimately at the hands of God which will be ultimately more horrible than your drug induced minds can ever imagine. Bob K. in OKC. Let's rummble, pussies.

    October 2, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  5. Ken Denning

    "28 year old biker arrested in connection with the incident" ...........He's lucky that is what your caption reads instead of..."Biker shot and killed while a father was protecting his family against an assault". Wake up people! We see this in society all too often. You escalate a confrontation from words to impending physical harm and assaulting someone, any father is going to go to any length to protect their family! Although, I feel for all that we're hurt. The old saying rings true here, stupid is as stupid does.

    October 2, 2013 at 10:14 am | Reply
  6. david

    thats what you get for trying to "own" the road. they all got what they deserved and the driver, i would stop at no expense for the saftey of my family in the car.

    October 2, 2013 at 8:06 am | Reply
  7. Chris

    ^^suspect! Did u not hear they attacked his car and he had wife and baby on board

    October 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  8. lewis pennington

    I'd like to see those idiots do that down here in southern Missouri especially with me I would have ran more over With my jacked up Chevy plus since almost everyone carries in their vehicle I'm sure it would be the last stunt they Pulled

    October 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  9. Richard

    Why hasn't the SUV driver been arrested for hit and run/attempted murder? He apparently hit the back tire of a motorcycle by riding too closely behind it. After the bike stopped (I can't tell if the bike went down or not), the SUV driver deliberately ran over him (breaking his legs) and then drove off. If the bikers became enraged and ran after him, I can certainly understand why. The reaction would be no different if a car deliberately ran over pedestrians in the crosswalk or a bicyclist on the street.

    October 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Reply

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