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CHELYABINSK, December 27 (Itar-Tass) — A driver fell asleep and ran over three women on the sidewalk, two of the victims died, Press service chief of the Head traffic police department of the Chelyabinsk region Alexei Gorshkov told Itar-Tass on Thursday. The driver said he woke up after the accident and does not remember what has actually happened.
On Thursday, the driver of a Ford Focus lost control of the car, and the car rolled over a sidewalk barrier onto the sidewalk, running over three pedestrians. Two women were killed on the spot; another woman had her leg broken in the accident. The driver was brought to a medical block to undergo a medical examination.
The driver showed no signs of being drunk; he demonstrated an adequate conduct, saying he had no driver's license which he had left at home. Earlier, he had been given administrative punishment twice for ignoring priority he ought to have been given to pedestrians. His driver's record is one year only, Gorshkov said.