The Daily News is reporting the driver in the West Side Highway motorcycle chase/fight footage that went viral yesterday is Alexian Lien, a 33-year-old man working in finance and tech. As was initially reported, his wife and two-year-old child were in the car with him. According to police, after Lien stopped his car near the end of the video, a group of bikers beat him and slashed his face with a knife.
Initially, we’d written that Lien seemed to be the only injury, and now it’s clear that that isn’t the case. Jeremiah Mieses, a 26-year-old from Massachusetts, was severely hurt when Lien initially ran over the group of bikers, hospitalized for two broken legs. According to Mieses’s father, his son may “never walk again.”
Cops arrested Christopher Cruz, one of the motorcyclists, for “reckless endangerment, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child,” according to CNN.
Watch helmet-cam video of the ordeal below.