On Wednesday afternoon a female pedestrian was hit in the back by an electric scooter on Boulevard Anspach in Brussels’ pedestrian zone, after which she fell to the floor and was taken to a hospital.
“The driver of the scooter fled the scene after the accident,” a spokesperson for the police zone of the Brussels Capital Ixelles, Ilse Van de keere, told Bruzz. An investigation is currently underway.
Brussels' two-wheeled problem
After the centre of Brussels, including Boulevard Anspach, was optimised for pedestrians and adopted a speed limit of 6 kilometres per hour, it is still crawling with bicycles and electric scooters ignoring that speed limit.
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As complaints have started flooding in, the cycling police brigade is taking action.
A police spokesperson said more than 250 reports have been drawn up since last Wednesday, as what is intended to be a safe space for pedestrians has turned into a playground for speedy cyclists and scooter enthusiasts.