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What started with a pedestrian accusing someone of trying to hit her with a car ended with the driver suffering multiple stab wounds early Tuesday.

About 3:15 a.m., police were called to Foster’s Sports Pub, where they found two women, ages 18 and 20.

One of them said the two were in the bar drinking, but the problem didn’t start until they were in their car and ready to leave the bar at South Clinton Street and McKinnie Avenue, a police report said.

The woman who was the passenger in the car told police they were backing up to leave when a girl behind the car stopped them and accused the driver of trying to hit her.

The passenger in the car said the girl started to punch the driver. Then she said someone came to the passenger’s side and started another fight, according to the report. The passenger was struck and complained of head pain.

As the fight ensued, the passenger told police she heard someone say the driver was cut, and everyone ran away.

The driver suffered 10 stab wounds and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, the report said.