Accident on Belt Parkway: A man who was under the influence of cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol at the time of a fatal accident on Belt Parkway in 2020 has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter, according to the announcement made by prosecutors on Thursday. The man, who is 36 years old and is from Brooklyn, was driving at the time of the accident.
According to the Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz, Jason Bical was driving at 92 miles per hour on the Belt Parkway when he struck and killed a 63-year-old motorist who was stopped for a minor accident. Katz also stated that Bical was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident that occurred two years ago.
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When Bical is sentenced on December 13, he could receive anything from five to fifteen years in jail. Prosecutors claim that on December 9, 2020, around 12:45 a.m., Bical was driving a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu on the Belt Parkway near 131st Street when he struck Taher Ali Hassan. Bical was doing 92 miles per hour at the time of the collision.
Hassan was taken to the hospital immediately after the accident, but he did not survive the severe head injuries he had incurred in the collision. The amount of alcohol in Bical’s blood was.174, which is twice the permissible limit. To add insult to injury, subsequent toxicology tests revealed that Bical had cocaine and marijuana in his system at the time of the fatal incident.
Katz also stated that two ziplock bags containing cocaine were found in the center console of Bical’s car, which was a car that was registered to his family’s business, Bical Chevrolet of Valley Stream. Katz said that the firm was registered in Bical’s name.
Even though the speed limit marked on the Belt Parkway is only 50 mph, the crash data recorder that was found from Bical’s automobile proved that he was moving at an astounding pace — a whooping 92 mph a scant five seconds before the crash.