This was a terrible mix of situations. You have criminals on motorcycles, occupying multiple lanes and intimidating any one - in this case the Range Rover driver - who got in his way to use the public roads legally. In a panic, fearful of physical violence to himself and his family or a set up for a robbery/carjacking, the RR
driver hit one of the motorcyclists, severely injuring him in his escape breaking the law including leaving the scene of an accident. Despite multiple 911 calls, no cops appear to get involved. The bikers then try to get revenge on the RR
driver finally trapping him in traffic, beating him up, damaging his car. Then we find out a number of undercover NYPD
officers were riding with this biker gang and fearful of blowing cover, they did nothing to prevent he conflict with the RR
driver, taking control of the situation to protect the RR
driver, which could have prevented him from running the biker he did and his assault later.
I suspect there is going to be several investigations. The NYPD
Internal Affairs will be going after the alleged undercover officers with the biker gang, in fact already on of those officers has been suspended from duty. No doubt from suspension to firings, those officers will face punishment for their too deep involvement with criminal activity in the gang.
The lawyer for the injured biker willgo after the NYPD
and the owner of the RR
in a hostile case, most likely in Bronx County, with Juries who are notoriously in favor of injured Plaintiffs, especially if the City or it's police are involved. The driver may face violent reprisals by the bikers or his friends and family and be a Defendant in a likely huge civil lawsuit. The ugliness of this incident is far from over. If the RR
driver just let the bikers past him all this would have been prevented but it wouldn't stop their violence.