Biker hurt in NYC melee: I don’t blame driver

The Range Rover involved in the bikers attack is being moved from the police precinct for further police investigation Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in New York.  Last weekend, dozens of bikers stopped the Range Rover SUV on a highway, attacked the vehicle, then chased the driver and pulled him from the car after he plowed over a motorcyclist while trying to escape, police said.  The driver, Alexian Lien, needed stitches after being pummeled by the bikers. The motorcyclist who was crushed by the SUV, Edwin Mieses Jr., of Lawrence, Massachusetts, suffered a broken spine and two broken legs and may never walk again, his family said. Robert Sims, 35, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault and weapons possession. Police said he took part in the attack on Lien (AP Photo/David Karp)
The Range Rover involved in the bikers attack is being moved from the police precinct for further police investigation Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in New York. Last weekend, dozens of bikers stopped the Range Rover SUV on a highway, attacked the vehicle, then chased the driver and pulled him from the car after he plowed over a motorcyclist while trying to escape, police said. The driver, Alexian Lien, needed stitches after being pummeled by the bikers. The motorcyclist who was crushed by the SUV, Edwin Mieses Jr., of Lawrence, Massachusetts, suffered a broken spine and two broken legs and may never walk again, his family said. Robert Sims, 35, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault and weapons possession. Police said he took part in the attack on Lien (AP Photo/David Karp)

NEW YORK (AP) — A motorcycle rider paralyzed when he was hit by an SUV driver in a roadway melee says he doesn’t blame the driver for his injuries.

Edwin Mieses says he cannot judge what may have been going through SUV driver Alexian Lien‘s mind.

The Lawrence, Mass., biker was interviewed Wednesday on NBC’s “Today.” He appeared with his attorney, Gloria Allred, and his wife.

Mieses vows he’ll walk again.

The Sept. 29 encounter began when the SUV and a motorcycle bumped on a Manhattan highway. Investigators say Lien hit the gas as other bikers converged and ran over Mieses.

Authorities say the bikers chased Lien, dragged him from his car and beat him.

An undercover police detective was accused of participating. One rider posted online video from a helmet-mounted camera.

Lien isn’t charged.

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