[UPDATE BELOW] A cyclist died early this morning after he was struck by an SUV driver on Atlantic Avenue near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The FDNY responded to Atlantic Avenue between Flatbush and Fourth Avenues at 7:04 this morning, where they found the cyclist in the roadway, already deceased. Seven others suffered minor injuries, and were taken to Methodist hospital for treatment. According to witnesses on the scene, the cyclist died "immediately."

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While the FDNY could not confirm ages or genders of any of the victims, the Post reports that the victim was a man. Freelance Photographer Andy Katz arrived on the scene at 7:45. Witnesses told Katz that the driver of the SUV had approached Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue, and rear-ended another motorist at the corner of Dean Street.

The SUV driver then crashed into the cyclist between Atlantic and Flatbush, struck a second vehicle, and then crashed into a steel pole in front of the LIRR entrance at Fourth Avenue and Flatbush.

Katz captured the victim's mangled bicycle tangled in the front right wheel of the SUV. According to the photographer, the bicycle is still in pieces across the intersection. "There is a shoe and a back wheel between Pacific and Atlantic," he said. "There is a front wheel between Atlantic and Flatbush, and the frame of the bicycle is wedged under the the SUV's front right wheel."

Other witnesses described the victim's extremely mangled bicycle.

According to Katz, the NYPD's Collision Investigation Squad is still on the scene, and the intersection is still partially closed. It has yet to be determined if any of the drivers were injured in the crash; we'll update with additional information as it becomes available.

Update: A witness, Joseph Weaver, told WABC 7, that the SUV driver "didn't even hit his brakes, just went boom because I was standing over there." He and other witnesses said that after striking the Toyota Camry at Dean Street, "the driver backed up, went around the Camry then drove into oncoming traffic and kept speeding up the block, hitting the bicyclist near Atlantic Avenue."

"His body went up in the air and it looked like it rolled on top of the vehicle." Weaver said.

But he says the driver kept on going with the man on his hood, striking a black car before crashing again on Flatbush. Bicycle parts could still be seen stuck in the wheel.

"The guy wasn't controlling it. He was just going straight. I thought he was going straight towards us," said eyewitness Abdul Abdelkadar.

Update 3:15 p.m.: According to an NYPD spokesman, the driver of the 2012 grey Honda SUV was a 37-year-old man. Driving north on Fourth Avenue shortly after 7:00 a.m., he first collided with a 2014 grey Toyota, driven by a 27-year-old man, that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Dean Street. Having "lost control," the SUV driver then crossed over the center median on 4th Avenue, and collided with the cyclist, who was pedaling south on the other side of the street. The impact flipped the cyclist up onto the roof of the SUV, where he was temporarily lodged.

The SUV driver then struck a second vehicle, a 2004 black Mitsubishi, driven by a 37-year-old woman. DNAInfo reports that the Mitsubishi was mangled in the crash, and came to a stop in front of the Vitamin Shoppe at 12 4th Avenue, between Atlantic and Flatbush. During this second collision, the cyclist fell to the pavement, and landed near the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic.

The NYPD has yet to identify the victim, and no arrests have been made. Three drivers and three passengers suffered minor injuries, and were taken to New York Methodist Hospital. The investigation is ongoing.