The event is called Hollywood Block Party. A big stunter gathering in NYC where riders in general create mayhem while riding through the streets of our city. Its been going on for a few years. However, this year will be the last I’m sure.
A group of the riders was involved in an ugly incident on the west side highway. While weaving though traffic a large group of bikes passed and surrounded a Land Rover driven by a father, with his wife and daughter as passengers. One of the bikers pulls in front of the Rover and slows down without reason. The rider is rear-ended and goes down, the SUV is immediately engulfed by the riders. The panicked driver speeds off running over bikes kicking off a Mad Max like chase thought the city. The family is eventually cornered at an intersection, and the father dragged from the vehicle and beaten severely.
There are two side to any story… However, we are lucky enough to have one of the jackasses video tape the whole thing. I don’t like to rush to judgement in an era of poor reporting and and unsubstantiated internet facts. In the process of taping his cohorts I think he makes it clear who is at fault. The riders actions around the SUV before the incident were aggressive and placed the drivers family at risk. The rider slowed excessively and suddenly in front of the Rover.
I’m sure any father caught in the same situation would have the same panicked reaction.
For more details and video go here.