Driver who hit man and left him for dead arrested after four months in hiding

Photo: MARC HERREMANS – MEDIA HOUSE

Brussels / Saint-Josse-ten-Noode –

Last weekend, the Brussels police arrested the motorist who caused a fatal accident in May this year. The driver then fled and went into hiding for four months. Moreover, he was not an impeccable figure and already had to serve a prison sentence.

The tragic accident occurred on Tuesday evening, May 18, in the Leopold I Street in Laeken. There, a 39-year-old man was crossing the street with his wife when a Peugeot 308 approached. The driver hit the man in his thirties and left him for dead. No skid marks were found.

The victim was eventually pronounced dead in hospital. His wife, who was therefore present at the time of the accident, also had to be taken to hospital. She was in severe shock and received guidance from the victim support service for a long time.

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After four months, the police managed to arrest the driver responsible. The 32-year-old young man was arrested last Saturday in Sint-Joost-ten-Node, just outside the building where he had been hiding for all those months.

The police had known for a while who it was. The man was signaled, but also appeared to have been signaled before after a judgment of the court of first instance in Brussels. After all, the thirty-year-old was sentenced to 30 months in prison on April 30 for theft with violence and threats.

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