Driver killed in multi-vehicle accident on the Belt Parkway


BROOKLYN, NY – Police said a driver was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a Brooklyn highway Monday night, according to a report in the Daily News.

The NYPD responded to the scene on the Belt Parkway near the exit for Flatbush Avenue in the Plumb Beach area.  Police said the driver of a Toyota Prius sedan was headed eastbound on the parkway at about 10:25 p.m. when his vehicle was struck from behind by a BMW sedan.

The impact caused the Prius to go through the median separating the two sides of the Belt Parkway.  At that point, the Toyota was hit by a Honda CRV SUV going west.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as 24-year-old Rakibul Hasan of East New York, Brooklyn, was pronounced dead after being taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

The driver of the BMW, a 23-year-old man, and the driver of the Honda, a 35-year-old woman, both stayed at the scene before being taken to hospitals in stable condition.

The incident shut down the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway from Exit 11N to Exit 9.  The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the NYPD.

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