Two men questioned about car chase that killed two children
Monday, 15 February 2021
Two men are being questioned about Saturday’s car chase and double accident near the French border, in which two young children were killed, according to the Walloon press.
The children, aged 8 and 4, were seated in the back of their stepfather’s Opel when they were killed in a road accident in Mouscron as a result of a car chase.
“There was a first accident involving the two drivers, followed by an altercation in a large parking lot in Dottignies, a subdivision of Mouscron,” said Julie Baiwy of the Mons public prosecutor’s office.
According to reports, the stepfather tried to exchange information with the other driver. However, it has been alleged his insurance forms may not have been in order.
The man, who was said to be driving a car with a French number plate, fled the scene, after which the stepfather of the children started a pursuit, the Mons prosecutor’s office said.