Video has emerged of an altercation between the driver of a Land Rover Range Rover Sport and a large group of motorcyclists. The incident, which occurred yesterday afternoon in New York City, looks to have been started when the Land Rover driver bumped one of the motorcyclists (it's difficult to tell from the video whose fault this was). The incident momentarily brought traffic to a standstill, but escalated anew when the SUV driver ran down a number of riders while attempting to leave the scene.

According to Britain's Daily Mail Online, the driver of the Land Rover told police he feared for his safety after being engulfed by the pack of slow-moving bikers. With his wife and young daughter in the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee, and his panicked escape attempt took out some of the bikers in the process. After catching up to him, the bikers tried to open the driver's door before he fled again. In a subsequent encounter, the Land Rover driver became snarled in traffic, providing a moment for one angry motorcyclist to smash the driver's window with his helmet. The video footage then ends.

According to the report, the NYPD says that the only reported injuries were to the driver of the Range Rover, despite the YouTube caption of the video claiming there was one fatality.

The helmet-mounted video can be viewed below. Be warned, the video is rather disturbing and might not be suitable for everyone. Take a look below to watch the footage, then have your say in Comments.

UPDATE: Subsequent reports indicate police say that a number of bikers beat up the Land Rover driver, causing black eyes, lacerations and injuries to his face and body. He was treated and released from Columbia University Medical Center. Police continue to investigate the incident.

UPDATE #2: The original video has now been removed from YouTube. We've replaced it below with a report from ABC News that includes much of the footage, along with post-incident interviews and commentary. Again, viewer discretion is advised.



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      Brett
      • 1 Year Ago
      What was that first motorcyclist doing slowing down in front of him like that? A crowd of bikes that huge should never be riding like that. Insofar as I'm concerned, I think the Range Rover driver thought he was gonna get pounded or something. I'm a biker and cars scare the crap out of me, but it makes me feel better that I'm not dumb enough to ride around in a gigantic menacing pack like these assclowns and provoke self-defense behavior.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      We face this every year around Labor day in St Louis for the 'ride of the century' which despite its name, happens every year. The motorcyclists, in a pack mentality go about doing whatever the **** they want to do, stunts, speed, drive the wrong way, threaten, or pretend to threaten motorist who dare drive 'four-wheelers', stop traffic on the interstate, clog up intersections, clog up gas station parking lots, but fail to buy anything... Then if someone (cop, civilian, whatever) touches them, threatens them, weaves at them, it's a giant ***king crime against humanity and they all have helmet cams to 'prove it' You're a bunch of ***king whiners with no self control, no social skills (sorry, skillz) and you're the gladiator when you're the one in control, and a poor shoeless vicitm if anyone in our society sees it differently. I have a second cousin who just got our of ICU with all broken ribs on one side, crushed lung which likely has to be removed, broken spine, broken pelvis, because he got run over on I-44 by an SUV. He was stunt riding. he screwed up. Now a million dollars in healthcare later and who know what trauma for the other driver (who had nothing to do with it), and I'm certain for all the other riders out there that night, he's the victim. Search Youtube, I bet you can find video of it with some pathetic title about careless SUV driver. Liberty does not mean you get to do whatever you want and **** everybody else in the process! Take it to the track dickweeds.
      SpitterGuy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Interesting article on the NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/pack-motorcyclists-chase-man-suv-attack-upper-manhattan-street-fender-bender-west-side-highway-article-1.1471585 If this article is accurate: 1) No license plates = illegal which says to me they were up to no good. 2) This same biker "gang" also caused disruptions in Times Square for NYPD. 3) 15 other bikers of this group were arrested by NYPD. I don't think these bikers were out just for a weekend cruise.
      wickedsc300
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is exactly why I never ride with big groups like this. These riders have no respect for the road or other vehicles. I always give respect to other motorists and usually get it in return.
      SethG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Worth noting that this motorcycle "get together" is a regular occurrence on the West Side Highway where this took place. A huge group of bikers (dirtbikes, road bikes, ATVs) get on the highway and slow/stop traffic until they have an open stretch of highway ahead of them. Then they let loose in a mob of high speed runs, rapid accelerations, wheelies, etc. I've seen this display from the safety of an apartment with a view of the highway many times. It's frankly pretty amazing as it looks like the highway has been closed officially aside from the occasional stray car that gets on at a later exit. I can't believe the the police have allowed this to happen so frequently as it's incredibly dangerous and seems like it would be pretty easy to stop. It looks like this incident began when the bikers were attempting to stop traffic on the highway and one got a small bump by the Range Rover. Obviously then thing got ugly.
        joe shmoe
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SethG
        "It looks like this incident began when the bikers were attempting to stop traffic on the highway and one got a small bump by the Range Rover. Obviously then thing got ugly." Yep that's what it looked like. It's a public road. You can't tell someone to get off like the douchebag rider at 0:21
        Ducman69
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SethG
        Road rage is definitely a real thing, and it can make normally rational people just flip... not sure what it is, I'm guessing a feeling of power behind the machine, and seeing other motorists as objects rather than people since there is no eye contact. I ride all the time and avoid the G2Gs that are this big too, because that many young testosterone pumped riders together just creates a fast and the furious scene with wheelies and idiocy abound. Still, no matter what the idiot does, you don't mow them down. Get our your cell phone, click movie mode, click record and drive to the police station. They will happily take your statement and a copy of your video and prosecute the offenders. And you can ask for a case # and the like to ensure they follow up on it if you have some lazy ass police in your area. Say you're worried about the safety of the children... that seems to be the keyword for action! ;)
      Agilis
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm going to throw my 2 cents in because some of the comments here seem to warrant it. The biker, motorcyclist, whatever, in my opinion are not the issue. Meaning, I don't attack these people for being bikers. What I do fault them with, is their decision to participate in pack riding. The whole reason this nonsense happened in the first place was because of the pack mentality. Whenever you have a pack, this type of thing always happens, whether it's motorcyclists, automobile enthusiasts, etc. We see countless times when drivers of sports cars are leaving a get together or car show, that the drivers of said cars crowd the highways and drive aggressive, enough to bully other drivers. Again, pack mentality. They really need to stop this pack riding because it only takes 1 person, who decides to be brave, or faster than the rest, or in this case, stupid, to set off a chain reaction which encourages pack behavior. Also, anyone who thinks the driver of the SUV should have remained at the scene to work out the accident caused by the brake checking by the biker is out of their damn mind. If you disagree, then clearly you are too naive to recognize the situation.
        lurk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Agilis
        Guess they need to get rid of group car driving to car meets too. all it takes is 1 idiot in the "pack" to be an idiot. Lolol
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Biker gangs doing what biker gangs do and causing trouble. I don't feel sorry for them. They want trouble they look for it then they find it only this time they found more then they wanted.
      Adam John Valsler
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't believe the title on this video, he had every right to flee like he did after the motorcycle rider blatantly trying to hit his brakes and cause an accident. Motorcycles shouldn't be allowed to rude in packs like this, disregarding every law possible in the process. Lane changes? Minimum freeway speed limits? Amount of motorcycles side by side per lane? Appropriate actions taken during or after an accident? These people should be stripped of their licenses.
      mylexicon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't ride in motorcycle packs. Only bad can come of it. Safe riding depends on a person's comfort zone, intelligence, skill level, and the capability of their bike. If maintaining pack formation is your primary concern, accidents are guaranteed to follow.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      my question is why didn't he run the rest of them over.
        Bigd
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        Exactly! He had a 3000lb awd beast. He single handly drive over a d bag and the truck performed as it should. He succesfully navigated up and over a motor bike and it rider . And the suv handled superbly. Could have easily handled a few more. And and and it had flat tires. The guys at RR should be patting them selves on the back for a rugged and yet elegant design of such a fine automobile
      jaydez860
      • 1 Year Ago
      it looks like the rider that got bumped said something to the driver then got in front of him and slammed on the brakes close enough that the driver couldnt see the brake light. You can see the light illuminate. I really hope the rider who caused the scenario in the fist place gets changed with anyhting the SUV driver should have been charged with
      Jeff
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like guys on bikes harassing a person in an SUV, and the cage driver flees for his/her life. These bikers give the rest of us a bad name.
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