Share article:
Share article:

Koekelberg accident: Police recorded driving in cycle lane

VRM screenshot
VRM screenshot

A recording made by VTM NEWS has shown a police vehicle driving on a cycle path in Koekelberg, where a young woman fatally hit by a car on Sunday. VTM journalists made the recording of several cars – including a police vehicle – driving along a cycle path in Koekelberg. The journalists then decided to show these images to the mayor, Ahmed Laaouej, who denounced the act, telling them to give the video to the police.

A 30-year-old woman from Brussels died in the accident on Avenue de Jette in Koekelberg. She left Parc Elisabeth in Koekelberg at around 11.30 a.m. and wanted to cross Avenue de Jette via the pedestrian crossing at Rue De Neck.

Two vehicles stopped to let the woman cross, but a Volkswagen Polo drove past the stationary cars along the right side of the bicycle path and hit the woman head-on. The driver was not under the influence of alcohol but only had his provisional driving license.

“We will identify the car and determine who the driver was. Then we will rightly inform the director,” said Johan Berckmans, police chief of the Brussels West zone on seeing the action of the police car, according to reports.

The Brussels Times

Latest news

European Council: Decisions on Covid-19 and energy and debate on other issues
At the two-days summit which ended on Friday, the European Council adopted conclusions on COVID-19, digital, energy prices, migration, trade and ...
Flanders ‘water bomb’ could cause €2 billion in damages and affect thousands
The next "water bomb" or heavy rainfall over Flanders could cause damages estimated at around €2 billion, and could affect up to 100,000 people in ...
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective in 5 to 11-year-olds
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic forms of the coronavirus in children aged five to 11, Pfizer announced on ...
Belgian airport named best for cargo in Europe
Brussels Airport has been named the best airport in Europe in a 2021 roundup of the best cargo airports across the world. The Asian Freight, ...
NASA plans first return mission to Moon in February 2022
The United States space agency, NASA, has announced that it will be aiming to launch its first, uncrewed mission to the moon, Artemis 1, in February ...
New, reportedly more contagious Delta mutation being monitored
A new mutation of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, which is reported to be more contagious, is being monitored by health authorities in the ...
Angèle releases new single: ‘Bruxelles je t’aime’
Belgian singer Angèle has unveiled her latest song ahead of the release of her new album, due later this year. 'Bruxelles je t'aime' (Brussels I ...
23 million chickens and 1.7 million pigs: Climate experts call for livestock cut
Flander's livestock needs to be drastically cut to save the climate and reach the emission reduction targets, according to the latest advice from the ...
Vaccination uptake surges in Wallonia following CST announcement
The number of people getting vaccinated against the coronavirus increased fourfold in Wallonia after it was announced that the Covid Safe Ticket ...
Guilty by association
BRUSSELS BEHIND THE SCENES Weekly analysis and untold stories With SAM MORGAN Other Brussels behind the scenes stories: Brussels' bid to make ...
Health minister supports use of Covid Safe Ticket in workplace
As the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) has been expanded in Brussels and is set to in Wallonia, federal health minister Frank Vandenbroucke has ...
Maggots show Conings may have lived longer following disappearance
Former army soldier Jürgen Conings, whose disappearance in mid-May resulted in a month-long manhunt, may have been alive for longer than has been ...