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Attorney Releases Video Of Fatal Crash Involving NYPD Patrol Car, Dirt Bike

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An attorney for one of two men hit by a police patrol car while riding a dirt bike in the Bronx last summer is blasting the decision not to charge the officer involved, and has now made surveillance video of the crash public.

The video was released as part of the criminal case against Adalberto Gonzalez, who suffered a broken leg during the crash in Hunts Point on August 11.

Authorities say Gonzalez leaped onto the bike of his friend, 28-year-old Eddie Fernandez, while fleeing police who had stopped him for driving without a helmet and going the wrong way down Manida Street.

Fernandez was killed in the crash and Gonzalez received a broken leg.

Gonzalez is now facing criminal charges of reckless endangerment, obstructing governmental administration and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle.

Police say the crash was accidental, but both Gonzalez and Fernandez's mother, Eusebia Ramirez, are suing the city.

The Bronx district attorney says there was not enough evidence to indicate the officer involved had committed a crime and the case was not presented to a grand jury.

As for Ramirez's lawsuit, which was filed on Monday, a spokesperson for the City Law department says officials will review the suit once they receive a formal copy.

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