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 Intoxicated driver causes large-scale road accident in Odesa, kills two and wounds passer-by while escaping. PHOTOS

At around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, three cars collided at Velyka Arnautska and Zaslavskoho Streets in downtown Odesa.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Dumskaya, eyewitnesses say a BMW SUV ran into a Moskvitch, sending it onto another car. The impact launched the SUV into the wall of a nearby building.

By preliminary data, two people, the driver and a passenger of the Moskvitch, died, while two others were hospitalized with grave injuries.

According to the police, the driver and a passenger of the BMW escaped the accident scene on foot.

"The police have arrived at the scene, the perpetrator has escaped, we are on the lookout using approximate description," Odesa patrol police press officer Alla Marchenko said.

According to eyewitnesses, the SUV's driver was intoxicated. While fleeing from the scene, he stabbed a passer-by who tried to stop him. The man was hospitalized.

Later it became known that the same BMW had hit three people at a bus stop earlier in the evening. The injured were hospitalized. A girl stayed unconscious and a young man had an open fracture.

See more: At least one person died in house collapse in Odesa. PHOTOS

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