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

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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.

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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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