November 9, 2013 |
A grand jury in New York has indicted an undercover detective who took part in a violent clash between motorcyclists and an SUV driver, an incident which gained nationwide attention after video of the altercation swept across the Internet. Wojciech Braszczok was indicted on nine different charges, including first-degree gang assault, first- and second-degree assault, riot and coercion, according to court records. Braszczok, 32, would face up to 25 years in prison if he is convicted.
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October 18, 2013 |
A 40-year-old man died Thursday night after he lost control of his motorcycle, struck a concrete curb and guardrail and was thrown from his bike on the 5 Freeway, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 9:52 p.m. on the northbound 5 near the Los Feliz Boulevard exit, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy. Cassidy said rescuers found the man -- identified by L.A. County coroner's officials as Joshua Wright of Burbank -- lying in the roadway and unresponsive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 |
Traffic on the northbound 5 Freeway was backed up Thursday after a motorcyclist collided with a car and wound up lying in the middle of the road. The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. on the northbound 5 Freeway near Florence Avenue in the Santa Fe Springs area, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs. One lane of the freeway was soon reopened as crews rushed to the scene. The motorcyclist sustained only minor injuries after other motorists stopped to protect him from getting hit by oncoming cars, Jacobs added.
October 9, 2013 |
An undercover New York police officer was arraigned Wednesday on charges including gang assault in connection with an attack on an SUV by a group of motorcyclists, one of seven bikers to be arrested in the road rage attack that has shocked the city and drawn national headlines. Wojciech Braszczok, 32, was an “active participant” in the attack on Alexian Lien's Range Rover on Sept. 29, prosecutors allege. He was charged with gang assault, assault and criminal mischief. He posted a $150,000 bail bond and was released.
October 4, 2013 |
The motorcyclist who was severely injured Sunday during a confrontation on Manhattan's West Side Highway is a devoted family man who was trying to defuse the situation, his family and lawyer said Friday. Edwin Mieses Jr., 32, sustained back and leg injuries when an SUV ran over him after a group of motorcyclists surrounded the black Range Rover. The vehicle's driver fled, and the motorist was later beaten by other bikers. One person has been charged in the incident, which is being examined by a Manhattan grand jury.
October 3, 2013 |
The passengers who were in the SUV that was surrounded by motorcyclists in Manhattan over the weekend spoke out for the first time Thursday, saying they were sorry that one of the bikers was injured but insisting the family had acted properly because they feared for their lives. Alexian Lien, 33, his wife and their 2-year-old child were out on a drive in their black Range Rover on Sunday when their vehicle became enmeshed in a confrontation with dozens of motorcyclists on the West Side Highway and later on a surface street.