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Person found lying on West Tharpe Street with serious injuries

TPD is investigating the cause of his injuries
Posted at 10:25 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 18:22:55-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A person was found seriously hurt in the middle of a road in a Tallahassee community. Now, police need help figuring out exactly what happened.

So far, police have not said much about how the person was hurt. Nor have they said how they ended up in the road.

Officers were called to West Tharpe Street just before 8 p.m. Monday night. When officers arrived, they found the victim with serious injuries, but have not said what those exact injuries were.

Right now, Tallahassee police have not determined how the person was hurt but there are a couple of possibilities on the table.

"At this time it is unknown if that person sustained their injuries being hit by a vehicle or some other means, so right now we are still investigating as a precautionary measure due to evidence possibly being destroyed at the scene so we called a THI unit out, Traffic Homicide Unit, to process the scene," said Officer Damon Miller, TPD's public information officer.

Officer Miller did not elaborate on exactly what that evidence is.

Again, while we do not know if this was a hit-and-run, Miller says people getting hit has been a reoccurring issue this year in Tallahassee. He says it's mostly due to people not using crosswalks.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to please call (850) 891-4200 and ask to speak with the Traffic Homicide Unit. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating after a seriously injured person was found lying in the middle of West Tharpe Street Monday night.

On Monday, at approximately 7:41 p.m., TPD responded to the 2700 block of West Tharpe Street in response to a person lying in the middle of the road with serious injuries. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say the cause of his injuries could be from a hit and run traffic crash, battery, or other unknown event.

As a safety precaution, police say Traffic Homicide Investigators were called to the scene and have started an investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information to please call (850) 891-4200 and ask to speak with the Traffic Homicide Unit. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.