[UPDATE] TPD Investigates Miller Landing Hit and Run

By: Tallhassee Police Department Press Release
By: Tallhassee Police Department Press Release

[UPDATE] 6-13 2:40pm -

The Tallahassee Police Department is continuing to investigate the hit and run traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of Meridian Road and Millers Landing Road Saturday afternoon, June 11th, at approximately 4:58 p.m.

Two vehicles were located at the site of the crash. The third vehicle left the area as the crash occurred. The driver of a black Chevrolet truck, 41 year-old Biniam Haile, was transported to TMH by ambulance. The driver of a Volkswagen convertible, 57 year-old Jan Jensen, and passenger, 39 year-old Afton Knight, were also transported to TMH by ambulance. Haile and Jensen were released, with minor injuries. Knight remains in stable condition with serious injuries.

A witness has identified a newer model white Pontiac as the possible hit and run vehicle that caused the crash. The vehicle should have front end damage, possible black transfer paint and was last seen heading north on Meridian Road.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 891-4200 or Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 574-TIPS. Please remember, Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Tallahassee Police officers responded to a hit and run traffic crash at the intersection of Meridian Road and Millers Landing Road this afternoon at approximately 4:58 p.m. Officers located the crash and determined a southbound vehicle had swerved to avoid a vehicle that was turning north onto Meridian Road from Millers Landing Road, causing the southbound vehicle to collide with a third vehicle, which was traveling north. A total of three occupants were injured in both on scene vehicles, one suffering serious injuries. All injured parties were transported to TMH via ambulance. A witness has identified a newer model white Pontiac as the possible hit and run vehicle that caused the crash. The vehicle should have front end damage, possible black transfer paint and was last seen heading north on Meridian Road. Any community member with information about this crash is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 891-4200.

The crash remains under investigation; therefore no additional information is being released at this time.


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  • by dog Location: gone on Jun 14, 2011 at 07:51 AM
    Anyone think of SLOWING DOWN and DRIVING SAFELY ?
  • by Allie Location: Tallahassee on Jun 13, 2011 at 01:31 PM
    This is just a very bad location on Meridian Rd. It's a blind hill to a road where very few people exercise courtesy in letting others out. Have witnessed several "Close Calls". Need turn lanes put in as well as a light. On any given Saturday or school night there are thousands of cars that come in and out of this road. Be very thankful that no one was killed.
  • by Rattlesnake Location: Bloxham on Jun 13, 2011 at 06:18 AM
    My prayers go out to the parties who survived this accident. One of the involved parties had attended the same Wildwood Church wedding & reception (non-alcoholic) I had just attended with my family. Believe it or not, this was my first time in driving down Meridian Rd. and I dreaded doing same due to its poor safety design. This canopy road, like many in Leon Cty., is a life-threatening accident, just waiting to happen! Non-existent or too narrow side medians with culvert crossings or ditching with no protective guard rails, plenty of heavily-vegetated or blind side intersections, too high a speed limit and the icing on the cake, all bicyclists are allowed to share this nightmare of a roadway! Leon Cty. and the FDOT share the blame for such an unsafe roadway... I've learned my lesson and will not be using this roadway for any future trips to Wildwood Church!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 at 06:47 AM in reply to Rattlesnake
      If you knew this road was such a magnet for accidents, why does it surprise you when they happen. Everyone has been warned now, so either pay attention when you drive these roads, or face the possibility of your car being in the next accident. These roads are as safe as those who drive them, it really isn't the road.
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        by Rattlesnake on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:19 AM in reply to
        Huhh?? Obviously, you MISSED the point of my posting... An unsafe roadway design, including an inappropriate speed limit, can be deadly to an unfamiliar driver... And I doubt that ALL drivers unfamilar with Meridian Rd. will have READ my posted warning of its inherent dangers! Timberline Rd. is a much safer built roadway with a speed limit of 35 mph, whereas the poorer built Meridian Rd. has a HIGHER speed limit of 45 mph. Lowering the speed limit on Meridian Rd. would be an appropriate way of making it safer for ALL drivers & bicyclists unwise enough to drive same...
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          by anon on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:29 PM in reply to Rattlesnake
          Tallahassee liberals always vote to save the tree(s) over the saftey of the drivers...
  • by dog Location: gone on Jun 13, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    Sounds like a Drunk with a Suspended license and Warrants. To many Criminals not enough PRISONS.
  • by Tally resident Location: Tallahassee on Jun 11, 2011 at 09:07 PM
    Not surpassed this happened when pulling off of miller landing you cannot see to the left very well it would be nice if the intersection was fixed like bradfordville rd and ox bottom especially since the soccer fields create a lot more traffic ..shame such a tragedy occurred sympathy to the families
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