The wife of the driver involved in a widely publicized violent New York City motorcycle incident has finally spoken out regarding the now viral video surrounding the attack. According to Alexian Lien, the SUV's driver, and wife Rosalyn Ng, the twosome feared for their lives after Lien decide to flee after colliding with a motorcyclist on the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York last week.
In a statement released by the family's attorney, Ng claims Lien’s decision to run over several motorcyclists was to protect his family from harm. “We were faced with a life-threatening situation and my husband was forced under the circumstances to take the actions that he did in order to protect the lives of our entire family,” Ng said. According to previous reports, the couple’s young daughter was also in the vehicle at the time of the attack.
While the public is split on who is in the wrong in the incident, which left one man possibly paralyzed and Lien severely beaten by motorcyclists, Ng claims the bikers are the ones to blame. “Our plan last Sunday was to celebrate a nice family day out with our two-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, instead we were placed in grave danger by a mob of reckless and violent motorcyclists,” she said.
According to a print report from AM New York Friday, Ng’s statement also shared sympathy for injured biker, Edwin Mieses Jr., whose family claims is now paralyzed after being ran over by Lien.
Lien has reportedly not been charged in connection to the incident. Motorcyclist Christopher Cruz, 28, who can be seen in the now viral clip stopping his bike in front of Lien's Ranger Rover SUV, was charged with misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and unlawful imprisonment after video footage showed him stopping short in front of Lien’s vehicle.
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According to a report from the NY Daily News on Friday, authorities have identified at least six of the bikers involved in the attack, including a man named Reggie Chance. The 38-year-old was identified by police as the individual in the now viral YouTube video, all captured from a the helmet-mounted cameral of another biker, who smashed Liens’ driver side window with his helmet and pulled him out of his SUV. According to the report, Chance is also being accused of “leading the attack” on Lien, which left him beaten and bloodied.