Lawrence biker paralyzed in New York road rage incident
A Lawrence father has been left paralyzed after a road rage incident in New York City.
Edwin Mieses is in a coma, according to his wife Dayana.Police said the incident began Sunday when the driver of a black Range Rover became surrounded by motorcyclists on the West Side Highway who were on a group ride headed to Times Square in New York. When one of the bikers stopped quickly, he collided with the Range Rover.
The bikers were upset about the incident and confronted the driver. They even attempted to slash his tires, police said.
The driver, 33-year-old Alexian Lian, whose wife and 2-year-old daughter were also in the car, drove his SUV through the group, injuring a group of bikers along the way, including Mieses. The incident was caught on video from a camera installed on one of the bikers’ helmets.
Dayana Mieses said her husband was struck while trying to help one of the injured bikers.
“He went to help someone,” Dayana told WBZ.
Mieses was left paralyzed and in a coma, with severe injuries to his heart, lungs and ribs. Lien was later pulled out of his car and beaten. His wife and 2-year-old daughter were passengers in his SUV.
Police do not intend to file any charges in the incident.
A Facebook page has been set up in support of Mieses.
The NYPD is searching for other motorcyclists involved in the incident.
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