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Good Samaritan in SUV incident honored
NEW YORK (WABC) -- The good Samaritan who intervened in the confrontation between a group of bikers and an SUV was honored Sunday in Washington Heights.
Sergio Consuegra was commended by State Senator Adriano Espaillat and community advocates.
Drawing on Consuegra's experience, Espaillat continued his call for measures to safeguard Upper Manhattan from what he called dangerous, out-of-control motorcyclist behavior.
Earlier in the week, Espaillat spoke out against what he labelled the "the Wild West of motorcycle riders."
Everything that happened around Sergio Consuegra last Sunday was all bad. Consuegra is pictured on an NYPD flyer seeking information, and standing over Alexian Lien with his arms extended.
On Thursday, the NYPD released the photo of the Good Samaritans who were key witnesses to the assault. They were on their way to church when they saw the angry group of bikers descending onto a black Range Rover with a flat tire in Washington Heights.
"At that moment, nobody's stepping in," says Consuegra.
Consuegra said he had no other choice but to jump in when he saw Rosalyn Ng being dragged out of the SUV by a big bikers, and says the young mother was told "you're going to get it, too".
"He grabbed the lady by her arms real loud," Consuegra adds.
A crowd then gathered and started yelling "Not the lady", so he stopped.
Consuegra then jumped in between the biker who was smashing Lien with his helmet, and it was all over.
"I felt tense. I felt that God was with me there," says Consuegra. "I said stop it, let it go. And then somehow one of them moved started moving and I said yeah this is enough now."
"At that moment I said oh I gotta do something, there's a famly in danger here," Consuegra added, "And they're gonna get killed, nobody intervened in this situation and nobody stepping in."
Consuegra says he wishes he could have done more.
CLICK HERE to see the raw interview with Consuegra.
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