Man Critically Injured in Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

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Investigators requested the public’s help Tuesday to identify the driver who struck and critically injured a 54-year-old pedestrian in Boyle Heights, authorities said.


Authorities were searching for the vehicle pictures — a late model, red Honda van — in connection with a hit-and-run that left a man critically injured. (Credit: LAPD)

The hit-and-run happened shortly before 6 p.m. Monday near the intersection of East Olympic Boulevard and Orme Avenue (map), according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim, identified as Edward Nix, was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by the vehicle, which failed to stop, police said.

Nix was taken to a local hospital with severe head injuries and remained in critical condition Tuesday, according to the release.

Authorities released a photo of the suspected vehicle involved, which they described as a red, late model Honda van. The vehicle hit Nix when it as traveling east on Olympic Boulevard, police said.

There was no description of the driver available, according to LAPD.

Anyone with information was urged to contact detectives with LAPD’s Central Traffic Division at 213-486-0753 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.