BUSTED: Two Men Arrested in Brutal Beating by Swarming Bikers (Note: No Harley’s in the Bunch)

(CNN) — A second suspect was arrested in connection with an attack on a SUV driver who was swarmed by bikers on a New York street, police said Tuesday.

Allen Edwards, 42, faces charges of reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and menacing for the Sundayincident, the New York City Police Department said.

The terrifying incident involving bikers on Manhattan’s west side went viral after a video of the incident surfaced online.

A helmet camera one of the bikers was wearing captured much of the violent incident, including the moment when the a biker walks up to the SUV and smashes its window with a bike helmet.

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The New York City Police Department said a man driving a Range Rover with his wife and 2-year-old daughter insideSunday struck a motorcyclist on Manhattan’s West Side Highway, breaking his leg.

The biker who was struck by the SUV, 28-year-old Christopher Cruz, was later arrested and faces several charges, including reckless endangerment, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Tuesday.

The SUV driver pulled over after the biker was hit, and the motorcyclists surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking the tires, police said. The driver pulled away, hitting three more bikers in the process, police said.

One of those bikers, Edwin Mieses, 32, is now paralyzed and in a coma, his family told CNN affiliate WBZ.

“All of his ribs are fractured,” Mieses’ mother, Yolanda Santiago, told WBZ, “his lungs are so badly bruised that he’s still on a ventilator.”

Mieses’ wife, Dayana, told CNN affiliate WCBS her husband got off his bike to help Cruz but the SUV driver drove off, hitting her husband on the way.

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