911 calls released in fatal accident

Published On: Jul 22 2014 11:25:29 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2014 11:33:45 PM EDT

Anthony Driver


The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 calls that were made after a deadly accident in St. Augustine on Monday.

Anthony Driver, 25, was walking down State Road 16 early Monday morning when police said that he stepped into the path of a car that hit him. Police said the people inside the car were hearing impaired and went to a nearby Dunkin' Donuts for help.

“Yes we’re driving down State Road 16, going toward 95 right by the Subway and there’s a body in the turn lane right here,” said one caller.

LISTEN: 911 calls after fatal accident

“OK, so you’re not going to go over there and check on him?” asked the 911 operator.

“I just don’t want to get hit by a vehicle going by,” said the caller.

“Sir, can you tell me what he looks like or what he’s wearing at least,” said the operator.

“It’s a white male, or white person with jeans and a red shirt it looks like,” said the caller.

A worker at the Dunkin' Donuts made the second call released to the media Tuesday afternoon.

“This is the Dunkin' Donuts at State Road 16 and 96,” said the caller. “I have a hearing impaired gentleman that walked to the drive-thru. As far as I can make out, he’s saying his car was struck and the other person has taken off, but he has some lacerations on his arm. He’s not bleeding badly, but he’s a little shaken up. I don’t know if you guys send interpreters. I can’t interpret.”

Police said that an interpreter did respond to the accident. No word from the Sheriff’s Office if the driver who hit Anthony Driver will face any charges. The Sheriff’s Office said that Driver was walking to work when he was hit.


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