Man seriously injured in collision between two electrically-powered scooter

A man was taken to hospital in a critical condition after two electrically powered scooters were involved in a collision in the Brussels municipality of Elsene on Thursday evening.  The accident happened at the corner of the Elsensesteenweg and the Koniklijke Prinsstraat.   

The exact circumstances surrounding the accident are still unclear. A 20 year-old man that was on one of the scooters was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The person that was on the other scooter, a man aged 42 was slightly injured. He refused to take a breath test and was detained by police.     

Thursday’s accident was not the first involving scooters in Brussels. A couple of months ago a man died after he fell off his scooter on the Haachtsesteenweg in the Brussels district of Haren.