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Police on Tuesday arrested a motorcyclist wanted in connection with an accident last month that left a teenage boy without a leg in Boyle Heights.
Erwin Majano, a 29-year-old Banning resident, was arrested shortly after 5 a.m. during an operation between the Los Angeles and Banning police departments, according to an LAPD detective.
Majano remained in custody on $50,000 bond. It was not immediately clear whether he had obtained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Majano is believed to be the motorcyclist who hit 13-year-old Joshua Mora as the boy crossed Whittier Boulevard on March 30.
“I was in the middle, basically. That’s when I heard the bike speeding up. I tried to get out of the way so he wouldn’t hit me, but it turned out that he m ‘took the whole leg out,’ Joshua said in an interview on Tuesday.
Other people helped him until paramedics arrived. The teenager was taken to hospital, where he underwent several surgeries. Unfortunately, his leg could not be saved, destroying his dream of one day being a professional basketball player.
However, Joshua said he was grateful to be alive because other people don’t survive crushes.
“I just think about the good things, like having my family and everything,” Joshua said.