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Boy Severely Injured in Boyle Heights Crash

Boy Severely Injured in Boyle Heights Crash

Boyle Heights, CA – An accident involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian occurred on Thursday, March 30, 2023, around 3:30 p.m. The accident happened at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Orme Avenue.

According to the Los Angeles police department, 13-year-old, Joshua Mora was walking in a crosswalk when he was struck by a motorcycle. Mora was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries, including the loss of his right leg. The suspect fled the scene. It was also reported the crosswalk has no signal lights or traffic signs, making it extremely dangerous. The crash remains under investigation.

Pedestrian Accidents 

Each year, over 50,000 children are injured in pedestrian accidents in the United States. In this horrible accident, the family of the injured child should hire an investigative team to evaluate all aspects surrounding this collision. This includes reviewing:

  • Evaluation why this crosswalk does not have lights or a traffic signal
  • Accident history at this intersection
  • Video of the accident
  • Evaluation if crosswalk is located and striped per code
  • All eyewitness accounts of the accident
  • Evaluation if pavement markings are clear and up to code
  • Evaluation is road signage is clear and up to code
  • Police accident report
  • Inspection of the road conditions
  • Driver accident history
  • Police accident report
  • Vehicle accident history
  • Any testing of driver for drugs and alcohol
  • Any history of driver with drugs and alcohol
  • Phone and texting records of the driver

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys 

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has helped many clients injured in pedestrian accidents get the best result possible. While handling several of these cases, attorneys at The Barnes Firm have found common causes of pedestrian accidents usually include one or more of the following: 

  • Fatigue  
  • Texting and driving  
  • Distracted driving   
  • Failure to yield right of way   
  • Speeding   
  • Aggressive driving   
  • Inexperienced driving   
  • Alcohol or drug involvement   

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation through to the final settlement, the team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard for you every step of the way.

Call (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.   

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