UPDATE: Concerns over pedestrian safety after Sunday morning crash near Doak Stadium
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Tallahassee Police Department was investigating a crash that left one man injured after getting hit by a car.
The crash happened a few hours after the Florida State University vs. Clemson Tigers football game.
According to TPD, it happened Sunday morning just before 1 a.m. near the intersection of Stadium Drive and Lake Bradford Road.
TPD Public Information Officer Alicia Turner said the man was trying to cross the road with his friend. That’s when a driver coming down Gaines Street approaching Lake Bradford Road hit the man.
Whether they were in the crosswalk at the time of the crash is still under investigation.
TPD said the pedestrian was seriously injured as a result of the crash.
Neither the driver or the victim are students in Tallahassee. TPD is investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Turner added that signs were posted around 300 feet away from the site of the crash warning drivers of heavy pedestrian traffic, Turner said.
“When it comes to enforcement in that area we typically have units out unitl one hour after the game,” Turner said. “The game ended at 11 pm and that would have been around midnight.”
Turner said that on gamedays drivers and pedestrians need to assume the responsibility of keeping everyone safe and follow posted speed limit signs, and obey walk signs.
FSU student Nahem McLeod said news of the crash is concerning given the foot-traffic that area sees.
“A lot of people come this way and after a football game it’s normally packed,” McLeod said. “A lot of cars and a lot of people coming home that way but the fact that someone got hit, I’m praying for the best.”
Turner said no charges have been filed at this time and the driver is cooperating with investigators.
TPD is currently investigating a traffic crash, involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, that occurred just before 1 a.m. near the intersection of Stadium Drive and Lake Bradford Road. The pedestrian, an adult male, sustained significant injuries as a result of the crash. pic.twitter.com/ZCqOqKdN7U— Tallahassee Police (@TallyPD) October 16, 2022
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