Drunk surgeon mows down pedestrian on pavement

A member of the public was killed early on Saturday morning when he was run over while walking on a pavement in the eastern town of Sclessin. Liège prosecutors are investigating the matter and have confirmed that the vehicle's driver has been detained.

The victim is a man in his forties from the Liège town of Verviers. He was run down by the driver of a BMW. Emergency services were called to the scene, but the victim had already succumbed to his injuries by the time they arrived.

The BMW driver is a surgeon from Liège. Prosecutors say that he had attended the Standard Zulte Waregem football match shortly before and was drunk at the time he caused the accident.