Teen injured when NYPD cruiser crashed into dirt bike suing the city

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-09 18:49:46-04

A NYPD cruiser hit a dirt bike killing one man and paralyzing another in an Oct. 27 accident, and now the young man who survived is suing.

17-year-old Leonel Cuevas claims police rammed the bike from behind, causing him to fall off and suffer brain damage.

As a result he says he now has difficulty thinking, speaking and walking.

Cops say the 20-year-old operating the bike tried to overtake the police cruiser.

The family says the NYPD is lying about the accident.