Brussels (Brussels Morning) Ms Bomele herself requested that her parliamentary immunity be lifted in order to be heard in the context of a traffic accident.
The Brussels parliament on Friday gave the green light to the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of Member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region Nicole Bomele, whom the Justice wishes to prosecute for her involvement in a traffic accident that occurred before the exercise of her parliamentary mandate, which began in May 2019.
According to the details mentioned in the report of the work of the Committee on Prosecutions of the regional parliament, the accident caused a slight injury. The report states that during her hearing, the driver declared to have been dazzled by the sun and hence, couldn’t have seen the pedestrian crossing on the planned passage.
There was no hit and run. Ms Bomele’s name has not been made public by parliament. It was quoted to two parliamentary sources interviewed by the Belga agency on the sidelines of the plenary session.
Several cited offenses
Ms Bomele herself requested that her parliamentary immunity be lifted in order to be heard.
The public prosecutor’s office summoned her to appear before the police court for multiple offenses, including having by want of foresight or precaution, but without intention to attack the person of another, involuntarily causing blows or injuries.
The list of offenses also includes being the driver of a vehicle on the public highway, in a place where traffic is not regulated by a qualified agent or by traffic light signals, having neglected to yield the right of way to pedestrians who were engaged on the crossing for pedestrians or who were about to enter them as well as to have driven a motor vehicle on the public highway without being the holder of the driving license or the title which replaces it.
According to the committee’s report, however, Ms Bomele did hold a valid driver’s license.