Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run

On September 27, 2012 at approximately 8:47 a.m., Gholamreza Janani, a 61 year old from Sacramento, was driving a yellow/red 2001 Ford Crown Victoria for Elk Grove Taxi.  Janani was southbound on Fulton Avenue north of Hurley Way.  Janani turned into the two-way left hand turn lane and made a u-turn to head northbound on Fulton Avenue.  As Janani made his turn he felt a vibration to his vehicle.  Phillip Jensen, a 60 year old from Sacramento was lying in the #1 lane of northbound Fulton Avenue at the location of where Janani was making his turn.  The rear tire of the Ford struck Jensen.  Janani immediately pulled over to check to see what was possibly wrong with his vehicle.  He didn’t observe the pedestrian lying in the roadway and was advised by witnesses of the body in the roadway.

 Jensen was transported to UC Davis Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Witnesses established that the Jensen was in the roadway prior to being struck by the Ford.  CHP is asking for any witnesses with information leading to the person or vehicle responsible for the initial collision with Jensen, to please contact the North Sacramento CHP at (916) 338-6710 or after hours, CHP Sacramento Communications Center at (916) 861-1300.