Wallonian police officer struck by vehicle during traffic stop

Brussels, Belgium: During a regular traffic stop at a police checkpoint on a route near Theux, in the province of Liège, a Wallonian police officer was hurt on Saturday night. The defendant drove around the roadblock without stopping for the police, hitting the officer with his car as he did so.

Between the towns of Pepinster and Verviers, a pursuit between the police and the suspect rapidly started. Police ultimately found the culprit and took him into custody.

It is not believed that the policeman’s injuries are life-threatening. The public prosecutor’s office in Liège has now been given the file, and they have started an investigation.

On the other hand, in 2020, Belgium reported 32.2 wounded motorists from traffic accidents per 10,000 residents, which is 47% more than the EU average and over six times higher than Denmark, France, and France combined. Statistics show that driving in Belgian cities is risky.

Statistics show that driving in Belgian cities is risky. Two significant Belgian cities are in the top 15 in Europe for the number of injuries and fatalities from traffic accidents.

Brussels is the 10th most probable location to sustain injuries in a traffic collision. Per 10,000 people, there were 30.4 injuries and fatalities in 2020. Liège, a Walloon city, came in last with a score of 30. The most hazardous city for traffic incident injuries is Salzburg in Austria, where there were 50.5 injuries per 10,000 residents.


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