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First fatal accident involving electric scooter in Brussels
A 41-year-old man has become the first person in Brussels to die in an accident involving an electric scooter, the public prosecutor's office has announced.
The man was found by passers-by on the Chaussée de Haecht in Schaerbeek, seriously injured next to the scooter. CCTV images suggest no other vehicle or person was involved.
The accident happened just after midnight on 17 April but has only just been made public now. The victim died a day later.
Brussels has seen an explosion in the use of electric scooters in recent months - both privately owned and available for short-term hire from providers such as Lime.
Their growing use has prompted complaints about haphazard parking, including concerns from disabled people who say the scooters obstructing pavements present a danger to partially sighted people as well as wheelchair users.