Friday August 26, 2022

At least 3 injured after van crashes into Brussels cafe terrace

At least 3 injured after van crashes into Brussels cafe terrace

Rlixa Report

The Belgian authorities arrested a driver accused of injuring a number of people after he drove his pickup van into a cafe terrace in the center of the capital, Brussels, before fleeing the scene, according to local media.

In the circulating video of the accident, the white truck crashes into a cafe terrace while they were eating, causing them to fall to the ground. Rescue services rushed to the place to treat the injured, and the city authorities confirmed that the truck was traveling at a very high speed when it collided with the café chairs and tables.

The condition of the injured did not require transportation to the hospital.

The authorities later succeeded in finding the truck used in the accident, and mobilized their devices to find the driver, who was later found and arrested.

In recent years, authorities in Europe have determined that people who drove into crowded public areas and caused multiple casualties sometimes held extremist beliefs or had mental health problems.

"We are in close contact with our security services and are following this from close by,” Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden said.

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