A 25-year-old Bucks County man suspected of driving under the influence has been arrested and charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident in which a pedestrian was killed Thursday in North Philadelphia, police announced Friday.
Kenneth Bauer Jr. of New Britain was driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla on Allegheny Avenue near Second Street about 11:20 a.m. when he struck a 60-year-old man walking in the intersection, police said.
The victim, Domingo Agosto-Mendez of the 3100 block of Arbor Street in Kensington, was taken by medics to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:44 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Police said that after his car slammed into Agosto-Mendez, Bauer drove from the scene, but was pursued by another motorist who witnessed the accident.
The other motorist, a 36-year-old man driving a 2016 Kia Optima, cut in front of the Corolla about a block away, on the 300 block of West Allegheny Avenue, police said. At that point, the Corolla hit the back bumper of the Optima, police said.
The driver of the Optima then got out of his car and banged on the Corolla's window, trying to get the driver to come out, police said.
That's when, police said, Bauer put his car in reverse and briefly dragged the other motorist across Allegheny, hitting the back bumper of a parked 2004 Nissan Sentra, then drove through a fence of a construction site before coming to a stop. Bauer was taken into custody without incident, police said.
He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, aggravated assault while DUI, and related offenses.
The Optima driver declined treatment for minor injuries to his knee from being dragged across Allegheny, police said.