The dismembered body parts of a man believed to be a hit-and-run victim were found scattered across a stretch of the Long Island Expressway in Queens on Saturday, Nov. 27.

Law enforcement was summoned near the Meadow Lake Bridge at about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, where they were confronted with the gruesome discovery of an unidentified victim's severed arms and legs, and headless torso lying scattered in the eastbound lanes, Daily News reported.

Gobsmacked by the horrific scene, officers from the New York City Police Department (NYPD) shut down several lanes from late afternoon to throughout the evening to recover the mangled remains. Detectives and officials from the medical examiner's office also investigated the scene.

Even though the authorities reopened the Long Island Expressway only some twenty-three hours later, the police officers have yet to determine the circumstances of the victim's death and how the man's remains ended up on the roadside, according to AM New York Metro.

The officers are trying to determine if the victim was struck by a hit-and-run driver while he was trying to cross the highway or whether someone had dumped his body parts on the road.

A police spokesman said that, when officers were first contacted regarding the incident, there were “numerous” human body parts scattered on the roadway. However, he declined to specify any more details about what they found at the scene.

The NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad, which handles traffic fatalities, is investigating the man’s death.

In a similar but unrelated incident, multiple cars reportedly struck and killed a woman and dragged her dismembered remains for miles without stopping on Route 1 in Bucks County on March 9, 2020.

The victim, identified as 29-year-old Alexandra Ridgway, was reportedly struck by multiple cars and ultimately killed while she was either walking on or attempting to cross the southbound lanes of Route 1 in Bucks County on March 9, 2020, PennLive reported.

A homeowner named Stacy Allen said that she heard the beeping of trucks from 5:30 a.m. onwards and realized that there must have been an accident since the traffic flow is generally good in the area.

"I don't know what she was doing at 3:30 in the morning, unfortunately, and I can't believe anybody didn't stop," said another homeowner Tanya Berndt.

Later that day, at around 8:30 a.m., the Philadelphia police discovered human remains, reportedly belonging to Ridgway, along the 8800 block of Pine Road in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia.

Following this, Middletown Township police led an investigation into the incident spanning multiple regions, including Philadelphia and Montgomery County to identify the hit-and-run drivers involved in the incident.

The dismembered body parts of a man, believed to be a hit-and-run victim, were found scattered across a stretch of the Long Island Expressway in Queens. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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