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October 2, 2013

Lawrence man run over in wild NY road rage incident

Video shows SUV driving over man while fleeing attack

Family and friends of a Lawrence man say he is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a wild encounter and road chase involving a large group of motorcyclists and a young couple in an SUV in New York City.

According to various reports out of New York City, Dayana Mieses said her husband, Jeremiah Mieses, who also goes by the rap name “Jay Meezee” might be paralyzed for life and is in a coma. Friends have started a GoFundMe page to support him.

The New York Post reported that Mieses was run over by a SUV driver who sped off in an attempt to escape a swarm of bikers on Sunday.

According to reports, Rosalyn and Alexian Lien, 33, and their 2-year-old child were travelling in a Range Rover on the Henry Hudson Parkway. One biker cut off the Range Rover and his rear tire was bumped by the SUV about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

A stunning video showing the ensuing violence, which included the bikers chasing the Range Rover, was widely broadcast and went viral on the Internet.

Dayana Mieses said her husband got off his bike to help the biker who was hit in the minor collision with the SUV.

“That man paralyzed my husband,” Mieses said of Lien, the SUV driver. “He needs to pay for what he did.”

Police sad the motorcyclists were part of a planned but unauthorized event, in which hundreds of riders gathered outside of Manhattan with the intent of driving into Times Square as a group.

In its report, The New York Times described it “as a swarm of high-powered bikes” that “had all but commandeered the three lanes of the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway ... and caught between them was the 33-year-old driver of a Range Rover, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter.”

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