Richard Mendez of Arleta Fatally Struck on Terra Bella Street [Arleta, CA]

Richard Mendez of Arleta Fatally Struck on Terra Bella Street [Arleta, CA]

Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision West of Canterbury Avenue

Arleta, CA (December 9, 2022) – On Wednesday, Richard Mendez, 29, of Arleta, was fatally struck on Terra Bella Street.

It was about 10:20 p.m. when the deadly accident took place west of Canterbury Avenue.

According to the investigating officers, a westbound Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan was running at a high rate of speed and struck Mendez while he was crossing Terra Bella Street.

Unfortunately, Richard Mendez died at the accident scene.

The city of Los Angeles offers of up to $50,000 for information that helps solve a fatal hit-and-run case.

Please call detectives at 818-644-8032 or 818-644-8028, or 877-LAPD-247 for more details about the collision west of Canterbury Avenue. Tipsters who wish to stay anonymous may reach out to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.


Sweet Lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the bereaved of Richard Mendez. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Hire Sweet Lawyers’ Trusted Attorneys

The family of Richard Mendez who was struck on Terra Bella Street must know that they have the chance to file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit can be the first step toward closure.

The benefit of getting yourself a wrongful death attorney is that they will help you get compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred as a result of the death.

Moreover, hiring the right firm which has the resources to spend can make all the difference in getting the compensation you deserve.

Lawyers can secure evidence in your favor and request additional information. They will get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf will make all the difference.

Sweet Lawyers have been pursuing justice for over 40 years, fighting and advocating for families continuously. Our team of legal experts will guide you every step of the way.

So, to the bereaved of Richard Mendez, call our office today at (800) 674 7852. We will do our best to help you win your wrongful death case concerning the collision west of Canterbury Avenue.

Our legal experts will guide you on how to go about a possible wrongful death claim.

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