Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run at Rogier

A car hit a pedestrian in central Brussels (Rogier) this morning. The victim died on the spot. The offender fled the scene, but can probably be tracked down using CCTV footage. 

The accident happened around 4:45 this morning, the Brussels police spokesman Olivier Slosse confirmed, near the Rogier Square. An investigation has been started to identify the driver that committed the hit-and-run. Detectives think it will be possible to find him using CCTV footage. They will leave no stone unturned to track down the person. 

A mobility expert went to the site to try and determine how the accident could have happened. According to the first, non-official reports, the accident may be caused by high speed. There have been more accidents involving pedestrians in recent weeks and months in Brussels.