Every day alive is a 'miracle'

Photo courtesy of Mike Walker

Mitch Walker and his sister Kari Young take time for a photo after she gave Mitch a haircut in his hospital bed.

 
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CHRIS RODEN FOR THE LACLEDE RECORD

On December 19, shortly after 6 p.m., Mitchel “Mitch” Walker was working on a broken down truck near the 136 mile marker on Interstate 44. He did not see the car driven by Richard Sanders of St. Louis that struck him and continued on before Sanders was arrested at the 227 mile marker for leaving the scene of an accident that caused physical injury.
After being struck, Mitch Walker remained conscious and was able to crawl under the truck’s trailer and call 911, his wife, Jennifer, and his boss. He had pelvic damage and a severe wound on his lower back.
“Now looking back, I wonder how I did any of that. Knowing what I know now, I am also amazed (to be alive). At the time, I guess I was in shock. I really just thought I had a broken leg or a broken hip or something,” Mitch Walker said.
Walker was conscious until his doctors induced a coma while they saw to the damage.

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