Tacoma police said that the victim was hit in the 3900 block of South 12th Street at about 10:30.
Investigators the driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot.
Police spokesperson Loretta Cool confirmed that police know who the driver is, but police have not been able to locate him.
Tacoma fire department medics and police found the victim with life-threatening injuries.
The victim was transported to the hospital but his condition and identity have not been released.