“He was in his lane driving normally,” she said of Jeremiah Mieses. “He then stopped when he saw what happened. That’s the kind of person he is. He makes sure his friends are alright.”
“He’s a good guy,’’ Gonzalez said. “It’s messed up what happened to him.”
Police have made two arrests stemming from the incident. Christopher Cruz, 28, was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police said the original collision appeared to be accidental. Then, about 30 seconds into the video, the bikes come to a complete stop on the highway, surrounding the Range Rover. An unidentified biker can be seen getting off his bike and walking toward the SUV as the other motorcyclists looked on.
“They take their helmets and they start to dent his car, and apparently his tires are slashed there,” said Kelly, the police commissioner.
The SUV then hits the gas, running over three motorcyclists, one of them Mieses.
Lien has not been charged.