EXCLUSIVE: Mother of Injured Pedestrian Calls for Action

Michael Milton Hospitalized
Posted at 5:13 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 05:01:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On May 18, a man was seriously injured after being hit by a car on North Monroe Street. His mother has a message for everyone heading out on the roads Memorial Day weekend.

Michael Milton has been hospitalized ever since the accident with a number of injuries. His mother Mary says there have been too many pedestrian-involved accidents -- some of which have been fatal.

Mary Milton has already lost a child, and she's hoping she doesn't lose another. Last Thursday, she said she received the worst news a mother could get.

Her son, Michael, 40, was badly injured by a vehicle -- three operations in just one week.

Michael was hit by a car walking near the intersection of North Monroe Street and Sessions Road. His mother says lawmakers need to get more involved to provide more safety measures for pedestrians.

Milton says pedestrians need more visibility, suggesting more crossings and buttons at intersections.

With her son in the hospital, Mary says she wants others to be more aware on the roads. She still doesn't know how or why Michael was hurt, but she hopes his experience will open some eyes.

Earlier this week, another pedestrian-involved accident claimed the life of Wakulla High School track coach Paul Hoover.

Saturday morning, the high school will hold a "celebration of life" event.