A van crashes into a terrace in Brussels

A van ” crashed ” on Friday on the terrace of a café in the center of Brussels, making six slightly injured before fleeing, announced the local police, without pronouncing on the deliberate nature or not of the collision and the possible motivations of the driver.

“Shortly before 1 p.m., a van rammed into a terrace on rue Saint-Michel,” in the city’s busy historic center, “and the driver fled in his vehicle” after the collision, a spokeswoman for the Brussels-Capital police told AFP.

“The emergency services were on the scene very quickly, there were six slightly injured who were treated on the spot,” while the van was found shortly after, she added.

The driver was still being sought Friday around 3:30 p.m.

“The investigation is ongoing, it is too early to comment” on the circumstances of the collision, police said.

“What is certain is that the vehicle was driving at an extremely high speed” in the direction of the terrace, where there was “a mixture of tourists, city employees, residents, and Belgians frequenting the capital,” observed the mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, quoted by the daily Le Soir.


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