03/28/2013

Video: NY squad fatally hits illegal motorcyclist

Two men driving an unlicensed motorcycle fled from police, prompting the officers to stop the vehicle

By PoliceOne Staff

NEW YORK — Surveillance footage shows an NYPD cruiser approach and hit an unlicensed motorcycle carrying two people in Hunts Point, injuring one and killing the other.

Eddie Fernandez, 28, had been fleeing from police for driving an unlicensed motorcycle without a helmet when his friend, Adalberto Gonzalez hopped on the back just as the squad closed in on the vehicle, rear-ending it, according to MyFox NY.

Fernandez died of his injuries. Gonzalez, who recently underwent surgery on his foot, was charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and reckless driving.

Gonzalez plans to sue the department.

The Bronx District attorney declined to prosecute the police officer who was behind the wheel in the August incident.

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