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STOPPED SHORT: The driver of a 2003 Infiniti was decapitated after slamming into the back of a stopped flatbed while trying to evade the police, officers said.
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HELP: The passenger from the Inifiniti fared better than the driver, but was taken to Luthern Medical Center.
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JOLTED: The driver of the flatbed was uninjured.
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NEAR AND FAR: The crash happened directly outside of Long Island College Hospital, background, but the sedan passenger and a police officer were transported to Lutheran Medical Center four miles away.

A driver was decapitated this morning when he crashed into the back of a flatbed truck as he tried to escape police on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, police said.

“The guy’s head was in the back seat,” a police spokesman said.

The chase that led to the grisly collision began when cops pulled over the motorist behind the wheel of a 2003 Infiniti sedan near the merger of the Prospect and Gowanus expressways shortly before noon, cops said. The driver stopped momentarily, but then took off towards Downtown, officers stated.

Police pursued him to the Atlantic Avenue exit, where he tried to exit but slammed into the back of the truck waiting for the light.

An ambulance took the car’s passenger to Lutheran Medical Center, Fire Department officials said, and an officer on the scene was also transported to the hospital to be treated for shock, according to cops.

The truck’s driver was not injured, officials said.

The crash happened mere feet from the former site of Long Island College Hospital, but the so-called “emergency department” in the shell of the former medical center does not accept ambulances. Lutheran is four miles away in Sunset Park.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
Although it's a shame about the hospital closing in lew of over priced housing, I doubt they could reattach a head. Besides it doesn't seem like the guy had much use for his anyway...
June 25, 2014, 8:32 pm
True story from Cobble hill says:
It could have been any trauma case what a shame lich cannot accept them anymore .... Continuum then downstate destroyed lich and that's the truth .....
June 25, 2014, 9:06 pm
Larry from SP says:
Thats crap, no one destroyed LICH except itself and the real estate market that is dtesroying Bklyn
June 26, 2014, 8:57 am
Wayne from Carroll Gardens says:
LICH! LICH! Poor, poor LICH! Who will sew our heads back on now????
And they've clearly been off a number of people in this stupid fight for some time...!
June 26, 2014, 10:52 am
John from East Williamsburg says:
If I ever need my head sewed back on, please do not take me to Woodhull. I am sure they would botch it somehow.
June 26, 2014, 11:28 am
Cobbler says:
May the deceased rest in peace. Nobody could have helped him but people are being very short-sighted if they don't see the broader issue. This is a very busy area & there were others injured in this crash who were not killed & were steps from a hospital and "emergency room" that could not help them in an emergency.

That is a very serious issue for a growing community exploding in population, visitors & businesses.

BKLYN PAPER:
'The crash happened mere feet from the former site of Long Island College Hospital, but the so-called “emergency department” in the shell of the former medical center does not accept ambulances. Lutheran is four miles away in Sunset Park.'
June 26, 2014, 11:31 am
NYPD from NY says:
Good for the driver and glad no innocent people were hurt. Should have taken the passenger straight to the tombs.
June 27, 2014, 2:24 pm
Jim from Bushwick says:
Bet he will still vote for Hillary in 2016 anyway.
June 27, 2014, 5:05 pm
Mike from Park slope says:
The real tragedy is this wouldn't be covered by Obamacare.
June 27, 2014, 5:08 pm

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