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Troopers: Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by vehicle in Leon County

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Posted at 8:34 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 09:49:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Troopers say a pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Friday night near the intersection of Capital Circle SW and Shelfer Road.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 8:05 p.m. on Friday.

FHP says a Toyota Tacoma was driving westbound on U.S Highway 319, while a pedestrian was standing in the inside lane making erratic movements.

The driver told FHP that by the time he was able to observe the pedestrian, he was unable to brake in time to avoid a collision.

As a result, the the driver ended up hitting the pedestrian.

Troopers say the impact caused the pedestrian to be thrown over left side of the vehicle, striking the front left headlight, left side mirror and driver side window before landing in the median.

FHP says the pedestrian was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare with critical injuries.

Authorities have chosen not to release the name of the pedestrian at this time.

The driver did not suffer any injuries during the crash.


A vehicle crash with injuries is causing a roadblock on Capital Circle SW.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 8:05 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Capital Circle SW and Shelfer Road.

Troopers are reporting injuries and a roadblock in the area.

At this time, we don't know how many cars were involved or the extent of the injuries.

We will update this story as we learn more information.