Rider detained after e-scooter crash leaves man severely injured
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    Rider detained after e-scooter crash leaves man severely injured

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    One of the two e-scooter riders who collided with each other on a busy road in Ixelles has been detained. Credit: © Belga
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    Police have arrested a man who was involved in an electric scooter crash which left one of the two riders severely injured, the public prosecutor’s office said Friday.

    The individual was detained after he refused to undergo a blood-alcohol-level test, according to local media reports.

    On Thursday evening, a man in his twenties crashed with another one in his fourties in the junction between the Chaussée d’Ixelles and the Rue du Prince Royal, located in the municipality of Ixelles.

    One of the two riders was rushed to the hospital unconscious and is reportedly in critical condition.

    “The second rider involved in the accident, a 42-year-old man, refused to undergo a blood-alcohol-level test and has been [detained]” the Brussels public prosecutor said.

    An investigation is ongoing to further determine the circumstances which led to the incident.

    The man in the hospital, who is in his twenties (but had previously been cited by local media as being 25), is in the intensive care unit but his condition is stable.

    Gabriela Galindo
    The Brussels Times