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E-Bike Rider Killed in Hit-And-Run on the Belt Parkway in South Ozone Park

Exit 18B on the Belt Parkway (Google Maps)

Oct. 6, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A man was killed in a hit-and-run collision while riding his e-bike on the Belt Parkway in South Ozone Park early Wednesday morning.

The unidentified victim was riding an e-bike westbound on the Parkway when a driver of a 2019 Dodge Charger struck him from behind near Exit 18B (Aqueduct Racetrack) just before 1 a.m.

The driver of the Dodge kept going, dragging the e-bike rider with him. The driver then sideswiped a 2016 Mercedes Benz E400 and then stopped underneath the 130th Street overpass.

The Dodge driver and four passengers got out of the vehicle and ran off on foot, leaving the body of the e-bike driver laying on the roadway.

Police officers and EMS responded and found the man unconscious on the roadway with severe trauma about the body. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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