LifeStar Airlifts Critically Injured Pedestrian Struck By Car in Manchester

A 48-year-old Manchester man is in critical condition after a car hit him in Manchester on Monday night and the woman who was behind the wheel has been arrested on drunken driving charges.

Police said Tashima Carr, 35, of Manchester, was driving a black 2007 Toyota Camry southbound on Main Street, near Oak Street around 10:57 p.m. when she hit Francis Yesonis, 48, of Manchester, who was on foot.

Yesonis was seriously injured.

Paramedics treated him at the scene and he was initially transported to Manchester Memorial Hospital, but LifeStar then flew him to Hartford Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

Police charged Carr with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and released her on a $250 bond.

A passenger was in the car with her and police said neither she nor the other occupant were injured in the collision.

The Metro Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team also responded and is helping the Manchester Police Department Traffic Unit investigate.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash or who has information to call Officer Augusto of the traffic unit at 860-645-5560.

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