October 2nd, 2013
08:51 AM ET

One Biker Arrested, Another Surrenders in New York Highway Brawl

One man has been arrested and another has surrendered in connection to the bitter highway battle in New York City Sunday.

Christopher Cruz, 28, and Allen Edwards, 42, face several charges, including reckless endangerment, for the incident, the New York City Police Department said.

Captured on video, the bizarre chase shows a swarm of motorcyclists surround an SUV with a couple and their two-year old daughter inside.

A violent chain of events ensues.

"When the video cuts off, police say the driver is pulled out and assaulted. But he's not the only victim of the dramatic ordeal that played out on New York City's West Side Highway,” reports CNN’s Susan Candiotti.

The confrontation ends with the driver brutally beaten and a biker in critical condition, and now police are investigating how it started and who’s to blame.

The video shows Edwin Mieses was dragged underneath the SUV when it was still trying to get away from bikers.

According to his mother Yolanda Santiago, “All of his ribs fractured. His lungs are so badly bruised that he's still on a ventilator.”

His wife Dayana Mieses says Mieses got off his bike to help the driver. She says,  “And whatever he did, he got scared, he went peeled off, and he paralyzed my husband on the way.”

“The driver of the SUV has not been charged, but NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly isn't ruling it out,” Candiotti says.

Follow along at CNN.com for developments on the case.

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  1. Loksakthi

    Biker dogs should die. Creating terror on Roads.

    March 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Reply
  2. Karen

    No, I don't believe Mieses was trying to help. The suv driver was in his car trying to get away= I would have to wonder if this Mieses person wasn't one of the tire slashers.... the truth will come out, and I believe they will find the actions of the bikers were over kill.

    October 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Reply

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