17-Year-Old Girl Killed in Oceanside Pedestrian Accident on Mesa Rock Road near Mesa Ranch Drive; Paul Lissona Arrested
Oceanside, California (June 9, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Saturday morning pedestrian accident that claimed the life of a 17-year-old girl in unincorporated Escondido, Oceanside.
As per the police log, the crash transpired at about 12:30 a.m., June 6, on Mesa Rock Road near Mesa Ranch Drive.
Before the accident, the girl was reportedly standing by a car parked on the right shoulder together with four other friends. Three of the persons, including the girl, crossed the roadway from eastbound to westbound.
According to the police, the girl was struck by a speeding northbound vehicle as they were crossing.
The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following the accident, the involved driver, Paul Anthony Lissona, 29, of Escondido, fled the scene.
Lissona was located at about 2:00 a.m., on June 8. He was arrested and charged with felony hit and run charges in connection with the teen's death.
The crash remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said