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Three pedestrians have died in crashes in Tallahassee so far in 2024; see who is calling for safety changes

Tallahassee police confirmed three pedestrian deaths as of April 30
NEW: Pedestrian crash stats in 2024, so far, as College Town support for stoplights rises
Posted at 5:21 PM, May 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-02 17:21:29-04
  • Tallahassee Police Department confirmed there have been 46 pedestrian-involved crashes in 2024 and three deaths.
  • The latest fatal crash in College Town has resulted in a petition for stoplights in the neighborhood that has received over 20,000 signatures.
  • Watch now to see how the crash numbers for 2024 compare to 2023.


A deadly crash sparking concerns in the neighborhood about pedestrian safety.

I'm Alberto Camargo your College Town neighborhood reporter.

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

Now, I'm getting new numbers from Tallahassee Police about pedestrian crashes across all 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 it has also created a movement.

A petition to add a traffic light to the intersection of the crash has nearly 20,000 signatures in just a few days.

I'm talking about Pensacola and Lorene Streets.

Several Florida State students I've spoken with say they don't feel safe crossing roads in the area around campus.

I checked with the Tallahassee Police Department.

Their stats confirm 46 crashes involving pedestrians in 2024 as of April 30 — three resulting in a death.

That's a similar pace to 2023, which saw 135 crashes and 10 pedestrian deaths total.

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

In College Town, I'm Alberto Camargo, ABC27.