If you have someone dear to you get injured, or die because of an irresponsible motorist, you’d probably do anything that you can to hold those responsible accountable for his or her actions. That is what the Nix family is doing. The family from Los Angeles, California is offering a $50,000 bounty for anybody who could give information that could lead to the conviction of a hit-and-run suspect.
Four days before his 55th birthday, 54-year-old Edward Nix was crossing south in a marked crosswalk on Orem Street when he was struck by a red Honda CR-V or Odyssey that was traveling east on Olympic Boulevard before 6 in the evening, a couple of months ago. The incident was caught on tape by surveillance cameras installed in the area. However, the authorities can find no further leads that could help them in the investigation of the case.
The older Nix had a history with hit-and-run accident has he was hit by a car around a decade ago. Because of that, he had to walk with a cane because of the injuries he sustained. That is why the family is enraged over how hit-and-run drivers are able to get away from the crime they did.
The Nix family hopes that the bounty will encourage witnesses to surface and testify to help locate and convict the person responsible for their father’s death. Described as a playful, fun dad to be with, all that the family wanted was a proper closure to what has happened to their dad. Although they have learned to accept their loss, they believe that irresponsible maniacs like the driver who got their dad killed should never be allowed to drive on roads to prevent endangering others on the road. They also believe that the resolution of the case will serve as a caveat to all motorists to be more mindful of pedestrians and other drivers that they share the road with.
Edward Nix is just one of the thousands of innocent pedestrians that get killed or injured because of irresponsible motorists. While not all pedestrians do follow traffic laws all the time, a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney reiterates that this is not an excuse at all for motorist to flee and abandon their victims after hitting, injuring, or killing these poor pedestrians.