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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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.