December 09, 2022

Arleta, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Bella Terra St.

Arleta, CA - Pedestrian Kille in Hit-and-Run Crash on Bella Terra St.

Arleta, CA (December 8, 2022) – Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver following a fatal accident in Arleta on Wednesday, December 7th. The accident occurred just after 10:00 p.m. in the 14000 block of Terra Bella Street.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Police Department, a 29-year-old man was walking across the road when he was hit by a Mercedes Benz S-Class sedan. The pedestrian, who was not identified, suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The Mercedes driver fled the area and did not render any aid to the victim before fleeing. The SUV was last seen traveling westbound on Terra Bella Street. There is no further description of the suspect or the vehicle involved in the crash. Police are continuing to investigate.

No additional information is available at this time.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to those who were affected by this tragic hit-and-run crash in Arleta.

Car Accidents in Arleta

A hit-and-run crash is a very serious and devastating event for victims as well as their loved ones. Each year in Southern California, there are thousands of reported crashes where the driver chooses to flee the scene of the accident rather than remain and wait for authorities to arrive. Although it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, especially an accident involving injury, many motorists simply disregard the law and their legal obligations and choose to flee anyway. Once these drivers are apprehended, they will likely face both civil and criminal liability for their actions.

If you have been affected by a deadly car accident in Los Angeles, you should speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights as soon as possible. Under our state’s law, you could have a claim to recovery against the other driver. In some instances, however, the driver is never located, making your recovery a more difficult proposition. In this situation, you will need to make a claim against your own insurance policy, which is known as an uninsured motorist claim. Having a skilled and experienced attorney helping you with this claim will ensure that you locate all available sources of insurance coverage and that you are not left empty-handed due to an accident that was not your fault in the first place.

At Madison Law Group, we strive to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations on a daily basis. Our individual approach to each case and our passion for achieving justice helps ensure that we are always acting in your best interest. We will fight until you have received the compensation that you need and deserve. Our attorneys strongly believe that all innocent victims should be fully compensated for their injuries and that negligent drivers should be held fully accountable.

Our car accident lawyers in Arleta are standing by to take your call at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with us, please contact our office via the link on our website or by phone at (310) 201-7676.

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