It was video that shocked the nation of a gang of bikers terrorizing a family in a Range Rover on a New York City highway. During the chaos, one biker was actually run over and left paralyzed. Now, that biker is speaking out for the first time. He says he was trying to diffuse the situation and you may be surprised to hear what else he has to say in this exclusive interview with Megan Alexander.
Edwin Mieses is the motorcyclist whose spine was broken when an SUV fleeing a gang of riders in New York City last September ran over him.
He told INSIDE EDITION, "As soon as he turned around, he ran me over, and from there I just remember the pain that I was in."
Thirty-two-year-old Edwin was paralyzed after being run over by the SUV. Doctors fear he will be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
INSIDE EDITION’s Megan Alexander asked, “Were you aware of what was happening to you at the time?”
He said, “I remember closing my eyes and knowing he hurt. He hurt me bad."
Edwin, who lives in Massachusetts, said he heard about the motorcycle ride over the internet and decided to ride down to New York City to join in. He said when the SUV bumped one of the motorcycles, he got off his bike to check if the rider was okay. On his way back to his bike, the Range Rover, driven by Alexian Lien, peeled out and ran right over him. Lien says he drove took off because he feared for his, his wife and his two-year-old child lives.
His wife, Dayana, never wants to watch that horrible video again. She said, “That was the worst day of my life! It kills me to watch that video!"
The raging motorcyclists caught up with the driver, pulled him out of the vehicle, and brutally beat him while his wife clutched their child.
Alexander asked, "Do you blame the driver of the SUV?
Edwin said, "No, I don't blame him. I don't know what was going through his mind at the time."
Ten bikers are facing criminal charges for their role in the attack.
Famed lawyer Gloria Allred is representing Edwin. She told INSIDE EDITION, "Edwin, is completely innocent. He didn't make any threatening move. He didn't say anything at all to the driver."
Despite a grim prognosis, he has hope outside of a wheelchair, saying, “I know I am going to walk again."
Edwin Mieses was not charged in connection with the incident, but 10 other bikers were, and if convicted they could face 25 years in prison.