Cyclist killed by hit and run driver

A 71-year-old cyclist has been killed after she was knocked off her bike by a hit and run drive in the West Flemish municipality of Zonnebeke on Saturday evening. The accident happened on at around 10pm the Frezenberstraat, a country lane that is unlit in the area where the collision occurred.  

The impact of the cash was particular intense and the woman and her bike were thrown several metres. A nurse that by chance passed by shortly after the accident found the cyclist and called the emergency services. The injured woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition. She has since died of her injuries.

The hit and run driver has since been identified and has been detained for questioning.