Man loses leg after hit-and-run accident in Brussels
Friday, 03 April 2015
A 27-year-old man was seriously injured last weekend in an accident on Brussels Quai des Usines. The man was hit by a car and lost his left leg following the accident. He also suffered from multiple fractures to his skull, knee, shin and foot. The hit-and-run motorist responsible for the accident has not yet been identified, said Brussels-Ixelles police on Friday, confirming an article in the la Derniere Heure newspaper. The accident took place some time during the night between Saturday and Sunday, although the precise time has not been determined. Around 3:45am, several passersby, who witnessed the accident, found the victim unconscious on Quai des Usines. His left leg had been severed and was found a few metres away, along with a part of the car that had hit him.
He was in a critical condition and was immediately taken to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery to his head and left leg. He was kept in an induced coma following surgery.
In the meantime, police launched a search for the car involved in the accident, but the driver is yet to be identified. Police found a damaged car not far from the scene of the crime but the investigation concluded that it had been involved in an entirely different accident.