The Judicial Authorities say that all indications point to the man having been run over and the driver of the vehicle that knocked him down having driven off.
The Judicial Authorities’ spokeswoman Lieselotte Claessens told VRT News "The Judicial Authorities immediately enlisted the assistance of a road traffic expert and a police surgeon. The surgeon’s initial findings show that the victim was hit by a vehicle”.
As the day wore on the police were able to trace a suspect. “A De Lijn bus has been impounded for forensic tests and a bus driver has been detained for questioning”, Ms Claessens told VRT News.
The Flemish public transport company De Lijn says that the 45-year-old driver works for one of its sub-contractors.