Aspiring rapper Jay Meezee is in a medically-induced coma with crushed legs and extensive internal injuries after being run over by an SUV in New York, New York Sunday (September 29), according to newyork.cbslocal.com.
“There’s no hope for his back,” said Jay Meezee’s wife, Dayana Mejia-Meises. “They crushed his spine — broke it in two different places — so he will be forever, forever paralyzed.”
Jay Meezee, whose given name is Edwin Mieses, was participating Sunday in an unauthorized rally by stunt bikers, according to the story.
After a collision, Jay Meezee got off his motorcycle to help another biker who was struck in the collision.
“When all the bikers stopped, my husband got out, parked his bike to walk over to try to help his friend,” Dayana Mejia-Meises said to WBZ-TV, according to the story. “He walked over towards the front of the vehicle when, at this point, I don’t know what happened. The man was scared. The man just peeled off and ran over my husband.”
Mieses said Jay Meezee, who is also a studio engineer, has injuries to his heart, lungs and ribs and that he is paralyzed from the waist down. The couple has two children, ages 15 and 9, the story says.
The incident apparently started when a Range Rover allegedly driven by Alexian Lien bumped a motorcyclist on the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York Sunday, according to a video that allegedly captured parts of the incident.
When the group of motorcycles slowed down, which resulted in Lien stopping his vehicle, Lien later started driving and apparently ran over Jay Meezee, the video appears to show.
Driver Who Ran Over Jay Meezee Faces No Criminal Charges
Lien, 33, is not facing any charges in the incident, according to the newyork.cbslocal.com story.
“What’s more annoying is that he’s getting away with it,” Mejia-Mieses said, as per newyork.cbslocal.com. “What’s more annoying is that everyone is trying to blame the bikers for something that he did.”
Police said Lien feared that his family was in danger, which prompted his actions.
The video also shows two bikers apparently attacking Lien’s vehicle. Christopher Cruz, 28, was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, endangering the welfare of a child and menacing, police said, as per newyork.cbslocal.com. He was due to be arraigned Tuesday (October 1).
Another biker wanted by authorities turned himself into police. He was suspected of punching out the windshield of Lien’s vehicle and had not been charged as of Tuesday, the story says.
Although it is not shown on the video, police said that Lien was removed from his vehicle and assaulted, newyork.cbslocal.com.
Lien was taken to the hospital where he needed stitches to his face, the story says. His wife and child were unhurt, the story says.
Police said the bikers were part of a group called the “Hollywood Stuntz,” newyork.cbslocal.com says.
Beyond the incident with Lien, 200 people complained to police Sunday that the bikers were driving recklessly in Manhattan, the story says.
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