[UPDATE] Jogger Hit by SUV on Cap. Circle Dies

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, FL - November 13, 2011

Family visitation for Anita Neal will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Bethel AME Church located on 501 West Orange Avenue. Funeral services have been set for Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11 AM also at the Bethel AME Church.

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Tallahassee, FL - November 12, 2011

Anita Neal died on the evening of November 11, 2011 from injuries sustained when she was hit by an SUV on November 8.

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**CORRECTION** November 8, 2011 -- 4pm

A woman on a morning jog in Tallahassee was hit by an SUV and taken to the hospital with injuries. Eyewitness News had been told by a friend of Anita Neal that she, but the jogger has sustained severe brain injuries and has not been officially declared dead.

Kareema Harris, another friend of the Neal family, tells WCTV that: "The family appreciates all of the calls, thoughts, and prayers. This is a tough time for the family as they are faced with this difficult decision."

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Tallahassee, Florida - November 8, 2011 - 2pm -

A woman on a morning jog in Tallahassee was hit by an SUV and taken to the hospital with injuries. Eyewitness News has learned from a friend of Anita Neal, the jogger hit by the SUV, that Neal has died.

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Tallahassee, Florida - November 8, 2011 - 1:30pm -

This morning, at approximately 6:19a.m. a group of runners were jogging on the sidewalk near the intersection of Capital Circle Northeast and Capital Park Drive. One of the runners, Anita Neal, was jogging in the bike lane on Capital Circle Northeast.

A vehicle being driven by Lynn Renaud was traveling southbound on Capital Circle. Ms. Renaud was changing lanes to access the right hand turn lane for Park Avenue, when an impact occurred with Ms. Renaud’s 2004 gold Nissan SUV and Ms. Neal.

Ms. Neal was transported by ambulance to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with critical injuries. TPD’s Traffic Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is investigating the crash at this time.

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Tallahassee, Florida - November 8, 2011 - Noon -

A woman on a morning jog in Tallahassee was hit by a car and taken to the hospital with injuries.

The accident on Capital Circle Northeast at Park Avenue slowed traffic for several hours this morning while officers investigated the scene.

The crash happened around 6:30am. Police say 48-year-old Anita Neal was jogging when she was hit by a car being driven by 57-year-old Lynn Renaud.

"There was a runner that was running in the southbound lane on Capital Circle in the bicycle lane. She was running on the road and she was struck by the gold Nissan Murano over my shoulder. The runner was taken to TMH with injuries," says Officer Dave Northway with TPD.

Police say no charges have been filed at this time. TMH says Neal's condition is unknown.

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Tallahassee, Florida - November 8, 2011 - 10:15am -

TMH does not have a condition for Anita Neal, the jogger that was hit earlier this morning.
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Tallahassee, Florida - November 8, 2011 - 8am -

There was a traffic crash at Capital Circle and Park Ave earlier this morning. TPD says a female jogger was hit by a car on Capital Circle NE. The woman was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and is listed as in serious condition.

No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and was the only occupant.

TPD expects that the southbound lanes on Capital Circle NE will be closed for several hours.

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Tallahassee, Florida - November 8, 2011 - 7am -

Pictures of the scene can be viewed by clicking the "Photos" tab above.

There is a traffic crash at Capital Circle and Park Ave, according to Officer Dave Northway with the Tallahassee Police Department. A pedestrian involved in the accident has sustained injuries.

The 2 southbound lanes of Capital Circle are closed at this time.

Eyewitness News has a reporter on the scene. Stay with WCTV for details.


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