Hit-and-Run Collision in Boyle Heights Severed 13-Year-old Boy’s Leg

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 23, 2023) – Thursday afternoon, a hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights left Joshua Mora severely injured. The collision happened on March 30th, at around 3:30 p.m., at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Orme Avenue. According to reports, a motorcyclist lost control of their vehicle and hit Mora at a crosswalk. However, the rider got back on his motorcycle after sliding approximately 80 feet and fled the scene. Responding medical personnel transported the boy to LAC + USC Medical Center for treatment. Medical professionals expect to perform multiple surgeries on 13-year-old Joshua Mora in the following days. Local residents have been appealing to city officials to improve the dangerous conditions at the intersection. In addition, the lone crosswalk in the area has no signal lights or visible traffic signals. Those with additional information about the Boyle Heights hit-and-run are encouraged to contact Detective Daniel Ramirez at 213-833-3713 or e-mail 39299@lapd.online. Anyone who wishes to stay anonymous can call 800-222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org. At this time, Los Angeles Officials are offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can give information that leads to the suspect’s arrest. Meanwhile, Joshua Mora’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to support the costs of his recovery. Thousands of people are injured each year due to reckless driving. If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity which creates a potential distraction. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.
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