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Driver arrested for DUI after pedestrian crash in Manchester

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MANCHESTER — Manchester police are investigating a crash Tuesday morning after a pedestrian was hit by a car and left in critical condition. Police said the driver was under the influence.

Shortly before 11 p.m., police were called to the intersection of Main Street and Oak Street to investigate a serious crash.

Police said a black Toyota Camry was traveling south on Main Street when it hit a pedestrian in the Oak Street intersection. The pedestrian, who was seriously injured, was treated by paramedics and taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital before being flown to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar helicopter. The pedestrian, Francis Yesonis, 48, remains in critical condition according to police.

The driver of the car, Tashima Carr, 35, of Manchester, according to police. Carr was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs and released on $250 bond. Neither Carr nor a passenger in the vehicle were injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 860-645-5560.

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