The victim's body was found on the Gistelsesteenweg in Jabbeke. The judicial authorities think the victim is a transit migrant. "A motorist hit a group of pedestrians around 23:30 . One person sustained a knee injury, another died", Yves Segaert of the Bruges judicial authorities said.
The motorist failed to stop, but caused a new accident just 500 metres further. Nobody got injured, but the other driver started a chase and managed to stop the offender. Police managed to arrest the man. It turned out he had too much to drink. The driver's license of the 30-year-old was suspended.