24-year-old killed in Belt Parkway crash: NYPD

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A 24-year-old was killed in a crash on the Belt Parkway on Monday night.
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A 24-year-old man was killed in a crash on the Belt Parkway on Monday night.

Police said East New York resident Rakibul Hasan was driving eastbound toward Queens in his Toyota Prius when the driver of a BMW sedan rear-ended him near Plumb Beach just before 10:30 p.m.

The force of the crash sent Hasan’s vehicle over the median and into oncoming traffic on the westbound side, and he was struck a second time by a Honda CRV. When cops arrived on the scene, Hasan was unconscious and unresponsive in his vehicle. Paramedics rushed him to NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, where he was pronounced dead.

Both of the other drivers remained on the scene after the crash, and were both brought to local hospitals in stable condition. No arrests have been made, and cops are still investigating the incident. 

According to the New York Daily News, Hasan was heading back to his uncle’s house after finishing a shift as an Uber driver. Hasan’s uncle, Mohammad Hanif, told the News that Hasan immigrated to Brooklyn from Bangladesh with his family, and was working part-time as an Uber driver while finishing his GED. 

The Belt Parkway is notoriously dangerous — according to CrashMapper, which tracks car crashes in New York City, the stretch of highway where Hasan was killed has seen dozens of serious accidents over the last five years. In April, a Queens man driving the wrong way on the parkway near Exit 11 in Canarsie sideswiped several vehicles before colliding head-on with another driver, killing them both.