Bicyclist Killed in Highway 160 DUI Crash Near Northgate Boulevard
SACRAMENTO (July 21, 2018) – A bicyclist was killed in an alleged hit-and-run collision on Highway 160 early Saturday, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Primary reports indicated an unidentified man was riding a bicycle on the northbound side of the highway, when for unknown reasons he was struck by a 2012 Honda Accord.
Shortly after 2 a.m., emergency teams arrived at the location and attended to the bicyclist. As per the article, the man was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the victim has not been disclosed thus far.
Kamau Ndirangu Arrested After Sacramento Hit-and-Run Accident
Meanwhile, officials said the motorist involved continued driving after hitting the bicyclist. Investigators later identified the suspect as 24-year-old Kamau Ndirangu, of Antelope. Ndirangu was reportedly found at his residence later the same day and was taken into custody by California Highway Patrol officers. The suspect was booked into the Sacramento County jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and DUI.
Further investigation on the deadly incident is ongoing.
Sacramento County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges. Based on this news report, it is apparent that Mr. Kamau Ndirangu will be held responsible for the tragic incident.
In this specific case, the family members of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault person. Surviving family members of hit-and-run victims are entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship. We hope the alleged hit-and-run driver will be located soon.
If your loved one has been killed in hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Sacramento County wrongful death lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.
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