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Man Killed in San Diego Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident

In light of a new study about the rise in deadly truck accidents comes news of a fatal San Diego hit and run pedestrian accident involving a box truck.

Police say 23-year-old Benjamin Ramirez of Escondido was walking  along Bear Valley Parkway on his way home from work Monday, when he was struck and killed by the truck. The “U-Haul” style box truck allegedly slowed, but did not stop for Ramirez.

Ramirez was taken to Palomar Hospital but later died. The accident happened about a mile away from where Ramirez lived with his parents.

Oceanside CHP are still looking for the truck. They are asking anyone in the San Diego area to be on the look out for a white box truck with front-end damage that may make a loud rattling sound.

Do You Know Your Rights When Involved in a Pedestrian Accident

If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident — and suspect that it was caused by negligence, you have legal recourse for your losses.  San Diego pedestrian injury lawyer Steven Elia can also help you recover punitive damages in cases where the negligent party’s conduct was intentional, malicious, or reckless. Steven can advise you of your claim and work to ensure that you receive well-deserved compensation for your losses.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.