"Lucky to be Alive" After Traffic Crash at Tenn. Street, Names Released

By: Eyewitness News
By: Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, Florida - December 22, 2011 - 2pm -

TPD Update:

Here is an update from the traffic crash at Tennessee Street and Woodward:

Driver- David Iverson Black Male 08/22/78

Passenger- Derderick Stevens Black Male 03/31/87

The cause of the crash is on-going at this time.


Tallahassee, Florida - December 21, 2011 - Noon -

A single car crash in Tallahassee closed down West Tennessee Street and sent two people to the hospital this morning. Officers say they're surprised the passengers survived.

Tallahassee police say they are pleasantly surprised the people in the crash made it out alive. TPD says the driver was heading westbound, crossed the median and continued heading west in the wrong lane. The car knocked down traffic signals, then finally stopped when it crashed down on Academic Way on FSU's campus.

We don't have much information about the people in that car or what investigators believe happened right before the crash.
The two in the car are believed to just have some broken bones and as of right now, they don't seem to have life threatening injuries.

The fire department had to cut the two out of the car, but once again, police say considering everything that led up to the car finally ending up where it did, they're somewhat amazing the injuries weren't any worse.

Tennessee Street was blocked for a while during the investigation and the traffic signals and signs were being replaced around 10:30 this morning.


Tallahassee, Florida - December 21, 2011 - 9:30am

The Tallahassee Police and Fire Departments are currently working at traffic crash at Tennessee Street and Woodward Avenue.

Firefighters have removed both patients from the vehicle and they are being transported to a local hospital, according to the Tallahassee Fire Department.

Stay with WCTV for details.

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  • by Jamareo Stevens Location: Tallahassee on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    What they didn't tell everybody was that the passenger in this crash was mental disabled. With saying this can farther have everyone understand that he had no idea of what was going on or could react to this in anyway possible. How do I know? Because that passenger was my BROTHER. Thanks to everyone and their prayers. But this situation is a lot deeper then everyone thinks. So if anyone is interested in hearing about it I've posted my email.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    Driver had been drinking and drugging, just not reported yet.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Dec 22, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    People like this ...should never drive again. Sadly , this is why I hate driving in Tallahassee . Half of them are either driving and texting , swerving across 3 lanes suddenly without signal to turn left , or screaming " woohoo" out the window after a game , not paying attention to traffic , then causing a fender bender. The rest of us are the ones that pay for it.
  • by n/a Location: N/A on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    i hope they do pass a new cell phone law against cars and let them get a 2,750 ticket and let the points go against them i hate when i am sitting next to someone while there talk or text well not to much long people in cars wont have cell phones at all
  • by Lauren Location: Tallahassee on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:32 PM
    Sounds like they wrecked a stolen vehicle. I don't know of any black males that would ride around in a Chevy Malibu with pink floral seat covers.
  • by Neo on Dec 22, 2011 at 12:34 PM
    What number was that? Final Destination #5?
  • by Sara Location: Tallahassee on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    To LC2 - you're no doubt talking about Brooks Rogers who was killed by a drunk driver on 10/30. Unfortunately Griffiths has yet to be arrested, and is still out there partying away. So sad and annoying!
  • by Bolillo Location: Wakulla on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:01 AM
    I hope Santa brings this reporter a new umbrella for Christmas.
  • by not you on Dec 21, 2011 at 05:31 PM
    I do what I want,who cares.Wee,spinning out with my bro's!you tax payers will foot the bill,weeeee.
  • by jailem Location: leon on Dec 21, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    i could understand if it was on i10 and raining. but tenn? these idiots need to be taken off the roads. i am tired of dodgeing them.
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