Local Official Arrested After Fatal Bicycle Collision: Alcohol Involved

Local Official Arrested After Fatal Bicycle Collision

In a tragic incident in Oudenaarde, a 22-year-old cyclist lost his life in a collision. The driver, identified as Mathieu Mas, a local official, was immediately taken into custody for questioning. The accident occurred at the intersection of Aalststraat and Smissestraat in Oudenaarde around 11:20 p.m.

Late last night, tragedy struck in Oudenaarde as a 22-year-old cyclist lost his life in a heartbreaking accident. The collision took place at the intersection of Aalststraat and Smissestraat, around 11:20 PM.

The young cyclist was struck by a car and tragically passed away at the scene. The driver of the car, Mathieu Mas, who also serves as the local official for Social Affairs and Chairman of the OCMW, was arrested on the spot. His driver’s license has been suspended for 15 days.

The East Flanders Public Prosecutor’s Office has appointed a traffic expert to investigate the precise circumstances of the accident. Once Mas has been questioned, the prosecutor’s office will provide further updates.

Update: Cyclist (22) Dies in Collision with Local Official; Driver Found to Be Intoxicated

In Oudenaarde, a cyclist (22) tragically lost his life in a traffic accident on Wednesday night. The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene. Shockingly, it was revealed that the driver is Mathieu Mas, a member of the CD&V party, who is set to lead the newly formed “Iedereen 9700!” party in the upcoming elections. The prosecutor’s office confirmed that the driver had consumed alcohol and will be presented to the investigating judge.

The accident occurred around 11 PM on Wednesday at the corner of Aalststraat and Smissestraat. A young cyclist from Oudenaarde was struck by a car while crossing the road and sadly, the 22-year-old victim lost his life at the scene. The young man, O.D.T., was traveling from a small road leading from the Scheldt to Smissestraat. The driver of the car, Mathieu Mas (37), who also serves as a local official and OCMW Chairman in Oudenaarde, was apprehended by the police at the scene, and his driver’s license was immediately suspended for 15 days.

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The father of the victim works for the city of Oudenaarde, and a staff meeting was coincidentally scheduled for Thursday morning. It’s clear that this tragic incident has deeply affected everyone involved. Both the police and the prosecutor’s office are diligently investigating the circumstances of the accident. The prosecutor’s office confirmed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol, and he will be presented before the investigating judge later this afternoon.

The East Flanders Public Prosecutor’s Office has verified the facts and appointed a traffic expert to investigate the exact details of the accident. Further communication will follow after the driver’s interrogation.

Update: Local Official Mathieu Mas (37) Immediately Arrested after Fatal Bicycle Accident (22); Alcohol and Speed Factors Revealed

CD&V official Mathieu Mas (37) was the driver involved in the tragic collision that claimed the life of a young cyclist (22) in Oudenaarde on Wednesday night. The victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene, and the politician was promptly taken into custody, with his driver’s license immediately revoked. According to the East Flanders Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mas was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident and was also speeding. He will appear before the investigating judge this afternoon.

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The fatal accident occurred around 11:19 PM on Aalststraat in Oudenaarde. It involved a collision between a car and a 22-year-old cyclist, who tragically lost his life at the scene. Efforts to resuscitate the victim continued for some time, and the fire department worked late into the night to clear the accident site.

The East Flanders Public Prosecutor’s Office has promptly engaged a traffic expert to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident. It is possible that the cyclist entered Aalststraat, a priority road, from a side street, resulting in a collision with the vehicle driven by CD&V official Mathieu Mas, who was operating his company car from Immo Nobles. According to local residents, Mas’s car was situated approximately 70 meters from the accident site, while the victim was found 30 meters away.

Mas’s driver’s license was immediately suspended for 15 days, and he did not flee the scene. The prosecutor’s office has confirmed that Mas was intoxicated at the time of the accident and was also speeding. The official has already been interrogated about the incident and is set to appear before the investigating judge in Oudenaarde later today.

Mathieu Mas assumed the role of Social Affairs official in 2019, succeeding Cindy Franssen. He also became the Chairman of the Special Social Service Committee. Just last week, Mas made headlines with the announcement of his new political party, ‘Iedereen 9700!,’ a collaboration between CD&V and Vooruit.

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