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Man critical after Kingsessing hit-run

An unidentified man is in critical condition after a hit and run crash in Kingessing early this morning, police said.

The victim was crossing the street at the intersection of 54th and Woodland Avenue about 12:41 a.m. when he was struck by a  Honda Civic driven by Justin Popelak, 20, of Lester, Delaware County.

Popelak and one of the car's passengers fled the scene, but the car's owner, who was also in the vehicle during the crash, remained at the scene, police said.

Medics took the victim to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in critical condition with a compound fracture in his leg.

Popelak was later apprehended at 58th  Street and Grays Ferry Avenue, and charged with driving under the influence and related offenses.