Drunk driver loses licence after hitting woman in downtown Brussels

Drunk driver loses licence after hitting woman in downtown Brussels
A drunk driver lost control of his vehicle in a busy area in downtown Brussels. Credit: Google Street View

A drunk driver has had his licence removed after he hit a woman who was walking with two children and who was left injured after the incident which took place in downtown Brussels on Sunday.

The woman, who managed to steer the children out of harm's way, sustained injuries to her legs and was taken to the hospital. She has since been released but is unable to work for fifteen days.

The accident took place in downtown Brussels at around noon on Sunday, near the busy streets around Halles Saint Géry.

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The driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the sidewalk at the junction between Rue Van Artevelde and Rue Pletinckx, hitting the woman's legs.

The driver's vehicle hit the sidewalk where a popular café, Café Lava, usually sets out its terrace, but it had not yet been opened when the incident took place.

"The driver, who was also taken to the hospital, blew positive and his driver's licence was immediately withdrawn," Ilse Van de Keere, spokesperson for the Brussels-Ixelles police zone, told Bruzz.

An investigation to determine whether the driver was also speeding while drunk is currently underway.

The Brussels Times


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