FSU student hit by car while crossing West St. Augustine Street

Miller Shefler, 19, is a freshman at FSU. A vehicle hit him while he was crossing West St....
Miller Shefler, 19, is a freshman at FSU. A vehicle hit him while he was crossing West St. Augustine Street at the intersection with Gay Street.(WCTV)
Published: Feb. 4, 2020 at 2:17 PM EST
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By: Monica Casey | WCTV Eyewitness News

February 4, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Less than a week after 19-year-old Florida State University sophomore Natalie Nickchen was

, another FSU student was hit at a different crosswalk.

The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Miller Shelfer, 19, is a freshman at FSU. A vehicle hit him while he was crossing West St. Augustine Street at the intersection with Gay Street. According to his mother, he had surgery on his leg at TMH.

That intersection doesn't have a traffic light; however, it does have a flashing crosswalk sign.

Some FSU students told WCTV Tuesday they wouldn't call the crosswalk unsafe, but it's definitely busy. Some said they try to avoid it if possible.

"Cars come fast, and there's like a little hill down there so they don't really see you. But this thing helps," said freshman Michael Gregor, pointing out the flashing sign.

Other students agreed about the necessity of the signage.

"I mean the cars speed a lot, but there are a lot of yellow blinking lights like this that I think are really helpful to help students cross," said junior Emily Voytecek.

The Tallahassee Police Department responded to the scene and did not make any arrests, but the driver of the vehicle was found at fault.

Shelfer was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for treatment of his injuries. WCTV is still waiting on a final crash report from TPD for both the West Tennessee Street crash and this incident.

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