Biker paralyzed in New York road rage incident speaks out
The man run over in last year's biker road rage incident sat down with NBC Wednesday to talk about how he's been doing since getting injured in the video that has gone viral.
The video first got attention online last fall. In it, the driver speeds away from a gang of bikers who end up chasing him and beating him up on the streets of New York. Before speeding off, the driver appears to run over a man named Edwin Mieses.
In an exclusive interview, Mieses told NBC he doesn't blame the driver for the accident that left him paralyzed.
"No, I don't blame him. I don't blame him because at the end of the day, I'm not him to know what was going through his mind."
The Star-Ledger says the 32-year-old was one of more than 20 bikers who surrounded Alexian Lien's Range Rover after he allegedly bumped into one of the bikers. Mieses told NBC he only knew two or three of the bikers in the group.
So far no charges have been filed against Lien, who was also injured when several bikers began beating him up after a high-speed chase.
The New York Daily News reports the injuries won't leave Lien "permanently disfigured."
Mieses' attorney, Gloria Allred, told NBC she wants the local prosecutor to take a close look at what happened before deciding whether to charge Lien. Allred also said filing a lawsuit against Lien isn't off the table.