March 31, 2023

Los Angeles, CA -13-Year-Old Boy Seriously Hurt in Whittier Ave. Hit-and-Run

Los Angeles, CA -13-Year-Old Boy Seriously Hurt in Whittier Ave. Hit-and-Run

Los Angeles, CA (March 31, 2023) – The Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene of a hit-and-run collision in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon, March 30th. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. on Whittier Boulevard near the intersection with Orme Avenue.

Police say that the 13-year-old male victim was crossing the street in a crosswalk when he was hit by a motorcyclist that was traveling on Whittier Boulevard. The motorcyclist did not stop at the scene and continued traveling eastbound on Whittier. The boy was left seriously injured and lost his leg as a result of the accident. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. At this time, police are still searching for the driver of the motorcycle. There were no other injuries reported in the accident.

Anyone with details regarding the crash is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department or the Los Angeles Crime Stoppers. No further information is available at this time.

Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and his family following this hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles.

California Hit-and-Run Accidents

In California, it is a crime to leave the scene of an accident. Regardless of which party was at fault, everyone who is involved in a collision is required to remain at the scene and wait for law enforcement to arrive. Under California law, a hit-and-run can be either a felony or a misdemeanor. If the crash resulted in injuries, the crime is elevated to a felony. If the accident caused only property damage or did not involve another car, the charge may be a misdemeanor instead.

More importantly, many hit-and-run drivers in California can face civil liability for their actions. A driver who flees the scene in the first place usually does so because they know they are at fault for the accident. Careless and reckless drivers cause many accidents and sometimes will leave the area to try and avoid responsibility for their actions. These drivers were often acting in a negligent or reckless manner at the time the crash took place, and further investigation usually confirms that they were at fault.

If you or a family member have been injured or affected by a hit-and-run crash, it is very important to have an attorney by your side. Under California law, you may have legal rights, including the right to receive compensation for your injuries. Hit-and-run accidents can result in serious injuries with substantial damages. Therefore, it is vital to ensure that you receive the appropriate compensation.

At Madison Law Group, we stand up for our client’s legal rights. We know that you are facing one of the most difficult times of your life. We want to help make this difficult period easier by making sure that you are protected and that your future is secured. To schedule your free appointment with a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.