A second motorcyclist allegedly involved in an attack on the driver of an SUV in New York City has turned himself in to police, while one of the riders struck by Alexian Lien’s Range Rover is in a hospital with injuries that his wife says will paralyze him for life.
The attack occurred during an impromptu stunt-biker rally. Lien’s vehicle accidentally bumped one of the riders in the large group, setting off the frightening melee.
Jeremiah Edwin Mieses, 26, a music studio engineer and aspiring rapper from Lawrence, Mass., known to friends as Jay Meezee, was in a medically-induced coma Tuesday after the SUV driven by Lien ran him over.
Lien, with his wife and 5-year-old child in the car, was attempting to escape the large group of enraged motorcyclists after bumping one with his vehicle.
“There’s no hope for his back,” said Mieses’ wife, Dayana Mejia-Mieses. “They crushed his spine — broke it in two different places — so he will be forever, forever paralyzed.”
She said that after the initial collision, her husband got off his bike to aid an injured fellow biker who had been accidentally hit by Lien’s vehicle.
“He walked over towards the front of the vehicle when, at this point, I don’t know what happened the man was scared, the man just peeled off and ran over my husband,” said Mejia Mieses.
A video of the incident which received wide exposure on the internet and broadcast television, shows several of the bikers violently attacking Lien’s vehicle, apparently after the initial collision.
The alleged leader of the attack, Christopher Cruz, 28, of Passaic, N.J,. was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and menacing.
A second rider, Allen Edwards, 42, of Queens, N.Y., turned himself in on Tuesday. Edwards is believed to be the man seen on video punching the window of the SUV. He has reportedly been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing.
Mieses’ family has said that they want Lien charged with a crime. Friends have created a Facebook page titled Justice For Jay Meezee.