Alexian Lien, 33, was the man driving the Range Rover in the terrifying road-rage video that went viral this week.
Lien was dragged from his SUV and attacked by a group of bikers, known as the Hollywood Stuntz, after a harrowing chase sparked when he ran over at least one rider — reportedly fearing for his family after his vehicle was surrounded.
Lien was released from a hospital on the night of the attack, lucky to escape with minor injuries, reports The Daily News.
The NYPD arrested one man, Christopher Cruz, in relation to the incident. He’s charged with a slew of charges, including endangering a child. Here’s what you need to know about Lien and his involvement in this terrible ordeal and viral phenomenon…
1. Lien and His Wife Were Celebrating Their Anniversary
Lien became a target of the gang while he was driving along the West Side Highway in Manhattan with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. The couple were celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary.
It’s alleged that the erratic driving of Christopher Cruz (which included performing wheelies and sudden braking) drew the the frustration of Lien. Eventually the incident came to head when Cruz slowed down in front of Lien and Lien’s vehicle struck the bike. The SUV was forced to stop, and bikers surrounded it. The 33-year-old, fearing for his family’s safety, panicked and sped away from the group, hitting several of them.
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