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News Release

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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54-Year-Old Man is Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver NR14043wr

Los Angeles:   Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division detectives are requesting the public’s help in identifying a hit and run suspect responsible for the severe injury of a pedestrian.

On February 3, 2014, around 5:55 p.m., the victim later identified as 54-year-old Edward Nix was crossing south on Orme Street in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle travelling east on Olympic Boulevard. The driver the of vehicle fled the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to the victim, a violation of 20001(A) VC, Hit and Run. The Suspect vehicle is described as a late model Honda van, red in color. There is no description of the driver.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported Mr. Nix to a local hospital. He suffered severe head injuries and remains in critical condition.

A photograph of the suspect’s vehicle

Anyone who may have information regarding this traffic collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Detectives at 213-833-3713, or Detective F. Padilla at 213-486-0753.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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