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Pedestrian hit by governor’s car in Kirov region supposedly drunk

April 12, 2015, 4:17 UTC+3 KIROV
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KIROV, April 12. /TASS/. Governor of Russia’s Kirov region, Nikita Belykh, has confirmed that the man he hit with his car on Saturday evening was supposedly drunk, the region’s head told TASS on Sunday.

Belykh said the accident happened in the Stulovo village of the Slobodskoy district. The governor was in the car together with his son while his personal driver was behind the wheel.

"A man came on the road outside of a crosswalk and was struck. I personally called an ambulance and all necessary services," Belykh said, adding that the man was taken to hospital. "He has no serious injuries."

According to preliminary data, the pedestrian was in a drunken state.

"When he appeared on the road, he had several small bottles in his hands," the governor said. "The law enforcement authorities will clarify the causes of the accident," he added.

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