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Tallahassee bicyclist dies after being hit by car

Posted: 10:15 AM, Oct 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-31 06:26:48-04
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee bicyclist who was left in a coma after getting hit by a car last week has passed away from his injuries. 

The Tallahassee Police Department says Tyler Clapp has died as a result of his injuries. 

Clapp was hit by a car near North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Georgia Street the afternoon of Oct. 21.

He suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash. According to a  GoFundMe page , he was in a coma before passing away. 

The GoFundMe shared an update on Clapp's passing:

Hi all. It’s with a heavy heart that I let you all know that Tyler passed shortly after 10:30 last night from complications from the accident. His family was in the room with him and we held his hands as he drew his last breaths. Thank you for your donations. They will be used toward medical and funeral-related expenses, and travel to get those of us who couldn’t afford it to his bedside last night - the doctors said they weren’t even sure they’d be able to give us the day it took us to get down to him, so we were lucky to be there. Then it will go to any hospital expenses not covered by his basic health insurance plan or the driver’s insurance. After that, I’d like to donate any remaining money, if there is any (and I don’t think there will be, given the likely limits of both insurance plans), to a bicycle safety program. If any of that isn’t acceptable, please let me know and I’ll ask GoFundMe to return your donation.

We’re asking that if you have pictures of Tyler that can be shared with his friends or family, please drop them in this Dropbox. Anyone with the link should be able to access it: Link

 
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Last week, WTXL confirmed that Clapp was the general manager of the Sweet Pea Cafe in Tallahassee.

Police say this is still an active investigation and investigators are continuing to process evidence collected from the crash scene. 

They are urging anyone who may have information about the crash to please contact them at (850) 891-4200 or via Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. TPD will provide updates when they become available.


Tallahassee bicyclist reportedly in coma after Sunday car crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A GoFundMe has raised more than $12,000 to help pay for medical expenses for a Tallahassee bicyclist who is fighting for his life after being hit by a car on Sunday.

On Tuesday, the Tallahassee Police Department identified Tyler Clapp as the bicyclist who was hit by a car near North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Georgia Street Sunday afternoon.

Clapp suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash. According to the GoFundMe page , Clapp is currently in a coma.

The organizer, one of Clapp's friends, says that the fundraiser has already hit and exceeded the original $10,000 goal.

"We should certainly consider reaching our original goal a victory, but the real battle is just starting," he wrote. "I’m asking everyone to please keep sharing this so we can reach the new goal of $30,000."

To donate or share the GoFundMe, click here .


TPD identifies bicyclist involved in Sunday car crash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department has identified the driver and bicyclist who were involved in a crash on Sunday.

As the investigation continues, investigators are releasing the names of the driver and bicyclist involved in this accident.

The bicyclist has been identified as Tyler Clapp. Police have also released the identity of the driver, but WTXL is choosing not to identify them since they have not been charged. 

TPD said the crash happened near North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Georgia Street around 3:14 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Clapp suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.

This is still an active investigation and investigators are continuing to process evidence collected from the crash scene. 

They are urging anyone who may have information about the crash to please contact them at (850) 891-4200 or via Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. TPD will provide updates when they become available.


TPD investigates traffic crash involving injured bicyclist

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -The Tallahassee Police Department is currently investigating a traffic crash that resulted in a bicyclist being transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

TPD said the crash occurred near North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Georgia Street involving a vehicle and bicycle. 

TPD and emergency responders were called to the scene at about 3:14 p.m. Sunday afternoon for the accident and immediately provided medical attention for the injured bicyclist. 

Due to the significance of the crash, TPD Traffic Homicide Investigators were called to the scene and assumed the investigation. 

TPD is asking motorists to avoid the area of North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Georgia Street for the next several hours as the roadway is closed.

Traffic Homicide Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash, but did not speak with an officer on scene or anyone with information about the accident 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. TPD will provide updates when they become available.