Sacramento, CA – Young Woman Dies after Two-Car Collision and Alleged Hit-and-Run along Northbound Highway 160
Sacramento, CA (July 24, 2018) – Local news sources have provided new details about the identity of the young woman who died as a result of an alleged hit-and-run accident along northbound Highway 160 last week. The incident occurred at approximately 2:00 AM in the early morning hours on Saturday, July 21, 2018. As of now, the deceased victim has been identified as 22-year old Sacramento resident Jasmine Turpen. Officials have also revealed the hit-and-run culprit as 24-year old Antelope resident Kamau Ndirangu.
According to local news sources, Turpen was riding a bicycle along Highway 160 at the same time a 2012 Honda Accord driven by Ndirangu approached. At some point, without warning, the Honda plowed into Turpen’s bicycle.
Afterward, rescue crews were dispatched to the crash site and sadly confirmed that Turpen had died from the impact.
Reports confirmed Ndirangu had left the crash site. Later, police officers located and detained the suspect for causing a hit-and-run accident and DUI.
At this time, the investigation is ongoing. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jasmine Turpen during this difficult and tragic time.
Wrongful Deaths and Hit-and-Runs in Sacramento
Hit-and-run incidences are tragic events that should not be taken lightly. Fleeing the scene of an accident is considered a cowardly, criminal act that can result in severe punishment including felony. In the case of the accident on Highway 160, the Ndirangu will be held fully responsible for causing the accident and, ultimately, the death of a bicyclist. Furthermore, police reports indicate Ndirangu will be charged with driving under the influence.
Once the case is resolved, the members of the bicyclist’s family will have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. Legal intervention of this sort can result in compensation for tragic consequences including funeral expenses, medical bills, and the loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 478-6483 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.