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Fatal accident with an electric scooter in Brussels
In Brussels last month, a 41-year-old man to life after an accident with an electric scooter. This confirms the public prosecutor in Brussels today. It's going to in all probability to be the first fatal accident with a such electric scooter in our country.

The accident happened in the night of 16 to 17 april at the chaussée de haecht in Haren. There was around 0.30 pm, a 41-year-old man was found on a bench, with the step at his feet. He was transferred to the hospital, where he on 18 april to his injuries died.

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Because it isn't immediately clear was what had happened, dropped the parquet in the images of surveillance cameras in the area to analyze. It turned out that the man killed was with the step and that no other persons or vehicles involved in the accident were. the

Both in La Dernière Heure as Bruzz point doctors to the danger of electric scooters and detecting an increase in the number of accidents with such devices, which are high speeds. Often there is this question of injuries to the head or skull, and neusbreuken but also of injuries to the spine, or fractures to the upper limbs. The doctors advocate that users always wear a helmet would wear.

Mandatory helmdracht

In Brussels, it is not compulsory to wear a helmet on a bike, but not on an electric scooter or a monowheel, two new and popular means of transport in the city. After the fatal accident wants Brussels secretary of state for Safety Bianca Debaets (CD&V) investigate or the helmdracht may be required for those last two vehicles.

“These kinds of accidents have less severe consequences if the stepper is a helmet would wear. I leave examine whether the mandatory helmdracht for steps can be entered. I'm a pro,” she says on Twitter.

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