PASSAIC - A Passaic biker has been charged in connection with a highway attack on a driver in New York City this past Sunday.
Police say Christopher Cruz, 28, stopped short in front of an SUV on West Side Highway and the motorcycle was bumped. After the driver and motorcyclist pulled over, they say 20 to 30 bikers began damaging the victim's Range Rover.
The 33-year-old victim fled the scene with his wife and 2-year-old daughter in the SUV, striking two other bikers. The other bikers chased him for approximately 2.5 miles, and again surrounded the vehicle. The bikers smashed the car windows, pulled the driver from the car and began beating him. The wife and child were not injured.
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Cruz has been charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and menacing.
Police say one of the bikers suffered two broken legs when the SUV ran over him and a second biker suffered a leg injury.
The driver was taken to a hospital, where he was given stitches on his face.
Police believe the bikers may have been part of a gang known as Hollywood Stuntz. The motorcyclists were part of a planned but unauthorized event in which hundreds of riders gathered outside of Manhattan and planned on driving into Times Square together.