Multiple Cars Hit Pedestrian in Clairemont, Take Off: SDPD

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Police are looking for drivers who took off after hitting a pedestrian walking along a street in Clairemont.

San Diego Police Department officers responded at around 7:26 p.m. to the 5000 block of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard multiple vehicles hit a pedestrian.

The victim was reportedly hit by a car, then run over by two other cars. All three drivers continued driving, SDPD said.

The pedestrian, a 44-year-old male, died at the scene, according to police.

Witness Nickolas Brown said that the victim was his coworker and friend of 15 years. The victim left for a quick trip to the store and was hit moments later. That's when Brown rushed outside.

“I saw a car run over what appeared to be a body and take off,” witness Nickolas Brown said. “But when I got there I recognized what he was wearing and everything else. I knew it was him.”

A white vehicle fled in an unknown direction, according to police.

Brown described the victim as a friend who was always there to help.

"Emotionally distraught. Very destroyed. I don’t know how my friends, my coworkers, who loved him very dearly are going to take to this," Brown said.

No other information was available.

San Diego Fire-Rescue also responded to the scene.

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