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So far in 2024, three pedestrians have died in accidents in Tallahassee

  • The Tallahassee Police Department confirmed there were 46 pedestrian-involved crashes and three fatalities in 2024.
  • The recent fatal accident in College Town has led to a petition for traffic lights in the neighborhood that has received over 20,000 signatures.
  • Now take a look at how the accident numbers for 2024 compare to 2023.

TRANSCRIPT:

A fatal accident sparked neighborhood concerns about pedestrian safety.

I'm Alberto Camargo, your neighborhood reporter for College Town.

This memorial marks the spot where an FSU student died earlier this week.

Now I'm getting new numbers from the Tallahassee Police Department about pedestrian accidents in all of our neighborhoods.

The death of Elizabeth “Ellie” Sims in a hit-and-run earlier this week has left a hole in the hearts of College Town neighbors — but also sparked a movement.

A petition to build a traffic light at the accident intersection has received almost 20,000 signatures in just a few days.

I'm talking about Pensacola Street and Lorene Street.

Several Florida State University students I spoke with say they don't feel safe crossing streets around campus.

I checked with the Tallahassee Police Department.

Their statistics confirm 46 accidents involving pedestrians by April 30, 2024 – three of them fatal.

That's a similar pace to 2023, when there were a total of 135 crashes and 10 pedestrian fatalities.

A fundraiser for Ellie's funeral expenses has raised over $70,000 as of Thursday afternoon.

In College Town I'm Alberto Camargo, ABC27.

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