[UPDATE] TPD at Scene of Pedestrian Versus Vehicle Accident

By: Eyewitness News;Lanetra Bennett Email
By: Eyewitness News;Lanetra Bennett Email

UPDATE 12-29 by Lanetra Bennett

A man is hospitalized after being hit by a car during afternoon traffic.

It happened yesterday wed. 12-29 between the Florida Capitol and Tallahassee City Hall.

Police say a state employee working on shrubbery near Jefferson and Adams Streets was "bumped" by a car.

While our camera crew was there, the man was alert and appeared to have sustained an injury to his leg.

Police say he had minor injuries, and was transported to the hospital.

No information has been released regarding the driver of the car or any charges.


Tallahassee Police are on the scene of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. Our crews are on the scene and say a man appears to be injured and is lying in the middle of the road. The incident occurred this afternoon on Jefferson Street, between the Capitol and City Hall. At this time, officers will not comment.

We'll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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  • by Anomyous Location: Somewhere in Time on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    Has anyone thought about reading the article. The gentleman was working and not must walking around talking on a cellphone. Get real people, think about it, this could have been a relative of yours. I hope and pray that he recovers soon.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2010 at 04:48 AM
    life is hard. even harder when you're stupid. put down the cell phone and pay attention to whats in front of you. accident my......
  • by BeachGirl Location: Tally on Dec 30, 2010 at 06:04 AM
    Tyson: I am with you! These people are always posting comments that they NOTHING about, but love to post NEGATIVE and IGNORANT comments........Get a life people!!!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    Roads were made for one reason,Automobiles. Before roads,Dusty trails for horses. If you're walking watch where you're going.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 at 04:41 AM
    CRo,saying pepestrians ALWAYS have the right of way,and "only in crosswalks and on campus"are two different things,idiot.
  • by Captain Obvious Location: Crawfordvile on Dec 30, 2010 at 03:56 AM
    Anon in Tallahassee, State employees can be pedestrians too. Pedestrian simply means that he was on foot, not driving. (a person walking along a road or in a developed area.)
  • by Anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 at 03:25 AM
    This can serve as a reminder for everyone to be more careful. Drivers and pedestrians alike. Special attention to pedestrians crossing the street properly and looking for crossers when turning right on red, especially throughout inner campuses, tennessee st,ocala rd, and capital circle TCC entrance. I admit I've had a few close calls myself from just not looking for the right away people first. A friend of mine was almost hit while crossing on his bike when a guy was looking down at his phone while driving,, the guy was clearly at fault, yet after my friend yelled at him to get off his phone, all his over macho self could was "Come say that to my face!!!" arrogance of some young adults, thinking they are smarter then their elders.
  • by bicycle friendly ped on Dec 29, 2010 at 07:10 PM
    A little caution never hurt anyone. It's not a bad idea for all users of our roads keep an eye out for approaching traffic. Share the road and slow down for those yellow/red lights.
  • by Tyson Location: Wakulla on Dec 29, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    I happen to be a good friend and co-worker of this man and he was blowing a driveway at the capitol when the driver looked only one way up the street before going. I was there I saw him rolling in the street. I saw the compound fracture on his ankle it was completely broken. It is sad that people post comments on which they know none of the facts about the real situation.
  • by Anon Location: Tallahassee on Dec 29, 2010 at 05:17 PM
    He was not a pedestrian he was a state employee, he was outside doing his job when he got struck by a vehicle.
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