NORTHRIDGE (January 15, 2014) – A fatal hit and run accident took the life of Robert Ramage in the early hours of Wednesday. The accident took place at the intersection of Balboa Boulevard and Parthenia Street at around 12:45 a.m. According to friends, Ramage was on his way home from work, headed southbound on Balboa Boulevard when he was struck by a 2001 tan Ford Ranger pick-up. Ramage was ejected from his gray Ford Escort where he remained until paramedics arrived. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The driver of the pick-up along with two passengers fled the scene of the accident and were no where to be found. The only description of the driver is that of a white person between the ages of 25-30. Any witnesses of this deadly hit and run or anyone with information on the driver or passengers should immediately contact LAPD Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8062.
Robert Ramage worked at a veterinary clinic. He had hopes of becoming a veterinarian one day. His life ended prematurely at 24 years old.
It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident without rendering aid and exchanging information. Ramage’s wrongful death will result in a felony manslaughter charge against the driver. Often times, people who leave the scene of an accident do so because they may be driving under the influence. Many people will turn themselves in at a later time, hopefully that will be the case here.
A vigil was held at the site of the accident this evening. Our condolences go out to the family of Robert Ramage. A memorial fund has been created in honor of Robert Ramage http://www.gofundme.com/69f6v4.
El Dabe Law Firm has pledged a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver responsible for the collision. Please call with any information we may transmit to investigating officers.