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Pedestrian Sent to Hospital After Hit by Car

Authorities are seeking witnesses of the accident.

Sheriff's officials in Encinitas Sunday sought witnesses to a car-pedestrian crash that sent a man to a hospital with serious injuries.

A vehicle struck the man in the 1500 block of Leucadia Boulevard, near Garden View Road, about 11:35 p.m. Saturday, according to sheriff's Sgt. E. Wallace.

Deputies who were called to the crash rendered medical aid to the seriously injured man before fire personnel arrived and took him to a hospital, Wallace said.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department asked anyone who saw the crash to call Deputy J. Lopez at (760) 966-3592.

-City News Service

Ella Quince August 12, 2012 at 08:52 PM
When did this happen? Please put the date in the articles.
leesa kellenberger August 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM
i was there at the scene before any personel arrived. i called 911 and they gave me precise instructions on what to do. female officer arrived shorty after. the driver that hit the kid did not flee.this was yesterday saturday 11 at 11:30 pm aprox. all personal on scene have my info. can someone tell me if he is alive please.
leesa kellenberger August 12, 2012 at 10:45 PM
yesterday august 11 at 11:30 P.M
Sarah Riccitelli August 13, 2012 at 09:26 PM
How sad! I hope the guy recovers. Will the driver be charged with anything?
leesa kellenberger August 13, 2012 at 09:32 PM
he perished a couple of hours later.investigation is still going on...but by the looks of it..it was just a very unfortunate time to cross the street.
Sarah Riccitelli August 14, 2012 at 04:38 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that. :( My thoughts are with him and his family. May he rest in peace.
S August 14, 2012 at 05:32 AM
How old was he?
leesa kellenberger August 14, 2012 at 06:32 AM
i didnt ask....but im guessing 18-23
leesa kellenberger August 14, 2012 at 06:36 AM
there was a gentleman at the scene who assisted me with the young man. he was driving a white car and has an english accent. please if anyone knows him..have him call Deputy J. Lopez at (760) 966-3592. just to ask some questions about what he saw.
chanelle August 17, 2012 at 06:16 AM
He passed away monday sadly.
chanelle August 17, 2012 at 06:17 AM
he was 25 and a student at Cal State San Marcos as of last year
Marlena Medford August 20, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Just an update here: There is a celebration of life planned for Ben this Wednesday. More details here: http://patch.com/A-xfvt
leesa kellenberger September 03, 2012 at 06:44 PM
hi julie, i was the one holding him before the female officer arrived. iwas also on the phone with carlsbad fire dept and getting instructions on what to do. i hope u spoke to the officer that is handleing the case. he has many un answerd questions and maybe u can tell him what u saw regarding the vechicles. he was also on the scene with me and was aiding the young man as well as the female officer. if you have any questions about me or anyone involved you should contact The San Diego County Sheriff's Department to call Deputy J. Lopez at (760) 966-3592 youre making it sound like no one else was there trying to help. i saw a woman on the phone with curly hair...was that you? if so thank you for your help
chanelle September 04, 2012 at 02:32 AM
As a friend of Ben's, I kindly ask that the two of you stop this bickering. It does nothing but disrupt his rest. This is not a competetion for who eve tried their harest to help him. You two should be ashamed
leesa kellenberger September 05, 2012 at 03:19 PM
wow...ur a strange person!
leesa kellenberger September 05, 2012 at 03:24 PM
yes...the dispacher said to hold him and make sure his head and neck were straight. im glad there is record of this..and you should ask your lawer about defamation of character...thats what ur doing
leesa kellenberger September 05, 2012 at 03:30 PM
chanelle..for the sake of the person that hit ben and for bens family,it is imperative that all stories are accounted for..as far as the person who has a lawyer and is expecting a reward out of this tragedy...she should be ashamed of herself for even trying to gain out of this unfortunate event...im just answering any questions that are posted.
da boss September 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
The sheriff told her what to do on the phone of the situation, so if you want pure proof, clearly you are not going to take her word, so why don't you give that number a call. You are simply going to try and fail to obliterate someone that was forced by nature to tend to a terrible accident because no one else was doing so. If you were patrolling traffic, great, point being, no one was getting to the body, leesa called 911 and they told her to so the man could have a chance of survival. Maybe if someone else would have done the same sooner, the outcome could have been different. It is so wrong that this debate is happening and you are trying to get money out of the situation, calling Leesa a liar, and a want-to-be hero, LOL, you WANT TO BE a good person, but by this clearly you are far from such. No, I was not there, but, being someone close to Leesa, I was at her house when she arrived from the scene and I there is more than proof that she was there but it is not appropriate to be posted on this site. AKA why Leesa keeps saying to call the officer, to keep this confidential and to have respect for the family and those affected, so maybe, you too should yourself.

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