Jasmine Turpen, 22, Victim in Hit-and-Run
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, July 21st
July 23, 2018- According to the Sacramento Bee, Jasmine Turpen, 22, of Sacramento, has been identified as the young woman fatally injured following a hit-and-run over the weekend on Highway 160.
At roughly 2:00 a.m., the driver of a 2012 Honda Accord ID’d as Kamau Ndirangu, 24, of Antelope, had been traveling northbound before hitting Turpen who had been riding a bicycle in the same direction prior to being struck.
The 22-year-old woman tragically did not survive the impact of the hit and was pronounced dead at the scene upon the arrival of paramedics.
Meanwhile, Ndirangu fled after hitting the victim, however, California Highway Patrol officials were able to track him down following their investigation of evidence taken from the scene.
Kamau Ndirangu Arrested for DUI
The 24-year-old man was subsequently arrested and has since been booked and charged for both driving under the influence and hit-and-run.
No further details have been provided at this time.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Jasmine Turpen as they search for peace and comfort.
Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney
Most traffic accidents involving a hit-and-run driver will eventually face serious criminal charges if someone is hurt or killed in the collision. Under California law, a driver who fails to stop and help a victim is subject to charges of “felony hit-and-run.” In a case such as this one, the family members of the victim will have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspects.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of Jasmine Turpen will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit. Victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been the victim of a hit-and-run, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group. We have Sacramento wrongful death attorneys today at 855-703-4186.
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