A woman jumped from her moving vehicle on the Belt Parkway Tuesday morning and was fatally struck by the driver of another car, according to police.
Officers from the 75th Precinct responded to a 911 call just before 3 a.m. on July 19 to the eastbound side of the Belt Parkway, near the Erskine Street exit in East New York. It was there authorities discovered a 35-year-old woman, lying unconscious in the roadway with severe trauma to her body.
Emergency medical personnel pronounced the woman dead at the scene, and a police investigation found that the victim exited her 2016 Mercedes SUV on the southern Brooklyn highway while she was driving. Her car continued to drive another 500 feet after she’d exited the vehicle, until it hit a tree on the side of the highway.
The woman was then struck by another vehicle while she was in the middle lane of the roadway — the driver of which did not remain at the scene.
No other people were injured in the crash. There have been no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.
It remains unclear why the victim left the moving vehicle. When asked for further information NYPD Public Information Officers told Brooklyn Paper the cause was still under active investigation.