NEW YORK (AP) -- -

The wife of the SUV driver who police say was dragged from his vehicle and beaten by motorcyclists in front of his toddler says they were put in grave danger.

Rosalyn Ng says in a statement released Thursday that the couple planned to celebrate their wedding anniversary with their 2-year-old daughter. But instead, they were swarmed Sunday by a motorcycle rally on Manhattan's West Side Highway.

Police say the incident was touched off when a biker slowed down and bumped Alexian Lien's Range Rover.

Video captured at the scene shows Lien surrounded by dozens of helmeted riders before he takes off and strikes one. The bikers give chase and Lien is eventually stopped, pulled from the SUV and beaten.

Lien's wife says their sympathies go out to the injured motorcyclist and his family.

Lien has not been charged and New York City police say he acted out of fear, but some say he should face punishment for running over one of the bikers.

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