Driver Charged in S Philly Hit-&-Run

DUI is one of the many charges facing the 19-year-old driver, after the Sunday morning accident along south Broad Street

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012  |  Updated 5:21 AM EDT
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Driver Charged in S Philly Hit-&-Run

Deandre Barnes

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Deandre Barnes, 19, is accused of driving drunk, running a red light, and hitting a 22-year-old pedestrian. Police say he ran from the scene of the accident early Sunday morning in South Philadelphia.

Police say Polina Kadiyska had just left a Chinese restaurant and was crossing the street at the intersection of Broad and Ellsworth Streets when she was struck by a green Audi.

After Kadiyska, a native of Bulgaria, was hit, investigators say the Audi crashed into three parked cars nearby. The driver and a male passenger ran from the scene on foot, police said. The men were taken into custody, after returning to the car to retrieve some items.

Barnes, is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault while driving under the influence, criminal mischief, driving under the influence, and recklessly endangering another person.

Kadiyska remained in critical condition Tuesday.

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