Saturday, June 23, 2012

Driver Dies After Hitting Parked Truck on Belt Parkway

A NYPD Highway car on Belt Pkwy

BROOKLYN — A driver was killed and his passenger was injured on the Belt Parkway early Saturday morning after their BMW smashed head-first into a parked truck. 

According to police, the 2012 BMW, being driven by a 23-year-old man, crashed directly into the tail end of a truck owned by the Department of Transportation that was parked on the roadway in Sheepshead Bay.

But the DOT said the truck was not theirs, and there was not any scheduled work being done on the parkway at that time.

An NYPD accident investigation report was still pending Saturday evening.

Police said the driver, who rode with a woman, 25, was headed eastbound on the parkway, between Exit 8 at Coney Island Avenue and Exit 9 at Knapp Street, when he collided with the service vehicle at 5:55 a.m. Police said the truck had its flashers turned on, but they were unable to say where on the roadway the truck had been parked, pending investigation paperwork.

According to police, the victims were both transported to Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn. The driver was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, but the passenger was in stable condition, police said.

The victim's identity was not released by police, who had not yet notified family.

By: DNAinfo

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