A pedestrian walking on the Belt Parkway died after being struck by a car early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
Police say the man was walking on the westbound side of the highway near the Bay Parkway exit just after midnight. A black Nissan Altima struck the 53-year-old man. Emergency responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The vehicle’s driver remained at the scene and has not been charged, and authorities closed all westbound lanes during the investigation.
The accident made for a gruesome scene for passersby. Reader Tanya N. sent us the following:
FYI there is a crazy accident on the belt right now we saw body parts laying around and half a body. they’re making cars on the belt make uturn in same lane. please find out details. I’m still shaking
Another reader, jzero, sent in a similar account:
There was a horrific accident on the belt pkwy last nite around bay pkwy west bound. I looked over to see what I believed to be a dismembered body laying on the roadway. It was so horrible.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released.