November 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Wesley Atkins, 48, of Madison Florida, was traveling south on State road 53 (SW Harvey Greene Drive) when he observed a pedestrian, Rashad James, 27, also of Madison Florida, in the roadway of the southbound lane.
Atkins attempted to avoid collision with James by applying brakes and swerving into the East shoulder of the road.
Despite his attempts, however, Atkins could not avoid James and the front of his Dodge Ram struck Rasham James before his vehicle came to a final resting stop in the northbound lane, facing south.
EMS attendants transported James to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for the injuries received during the collision.
No alcohol seems to be involved for either pedestrian or driver and charges are pending.