The victim, aged 17 and from the Bernissart region, was taken care of by the emergency services and was taken to hospital. “His days are currently in danger“, informed the police services.
Around 6:30 p.m., the white tarpaulins, which no longer hid anything, were still on the boulevard. Firefighters continued to divert traffic via rue Vauban.
Boulevard du Roi Albert is the source of several accidents each year, particularly collisions between vehicles. In March 2000, a similar accident, at exactly the same pedestrian crossing, caused the death of a resident of the Social Defense establishment.