Man Decapitated on BQE Offramp While Fleeing Cops in Brooklyn Heights

A driver being pursued by NYPD officers was hit a tractor trailer and was decapitated earlier today on the Atlantic Avenue off ramp of the BQE.

DNA Info: The driver, whose name was not released, had just had his black four-door Infinity sedan pulled over by the NYPD when he sped away and headed for the eastbound BQE’s Atlantic Avenue off-ramp at a high rate of speed, according to police and witness Joseph Vega. A tractor trailer was parked at a red light at the end of the ramp, witnesses said.

“When he exited here he was doing 70 or 80 mph. The trailer was waiting for the light. He impacted the left side of the car. He tried to avoid it, but he hit the right side of the truck,” Vega, 59, said.

The Brooklyn Eagle notes that the accident happened right in front of embattled LICH:

Brooklyn Eagle: FDNY told the Eagle that the injured woman was taken by ambulance to Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park. Two other injured passengers refused treatment.

A person at the scene told the Brooklyn Eagle that “a police chase ended with the car crashing into the truck.” The man was told by a witness that the driver’s head was sheared off.

A white sheet was draped over a smashed black four-door Infinity stopped just behind LICH’s parking garage.

The SUNY board of trustees officially voted to sell LICH to a developer Wednesday morning. Once treating more than 50,000 patients a year in its ER, the limited emergency department there now can handle only minor health issues.

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  • Eddyde

    Geez, getting pulled over by a cop is no reason to lose your head.

  • jon anthony

    Guess he’ll never be the head of a major corporation.

    – A. Powers

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    I gotta say, I have a sense of the macabre — but I don’t appreciate the last two comments.

  • NYChalf

    Glad he only killed himself

  • David on Middagh

    I’m pretty sure the last two comments have yet to be written :)

  • Daddyo

    Just think, if LICH ER was still there, MDs could have reattached Mr. Dumpty’s head. Soon, there’ll be a live cam webcasting these accidents from a new condo. Wow!

  • NYcorgi

    What time did this happen?

  • Kai

    That was a dear friend of mine. Keep your insensitive comments to yourself!

    Disgusting people.

  • Chubby Burkhardt

    The guy was running from the cops. Most likely was a punk anyway. Reap what you sow. I’m not shedding any tears.

  • Fed up

    Stop believing everything the media tells you !
    He was a very good person, he was not a punk.

    How can you be in a car running from cops on FOOT?

  • OK!


  • Eddyde

    “I have a sense of the macabre”

    then again, maybe not