Family's plea to slow down after traffic controller Mike Janssen, 27, left in coma after being hit by car in Beechboro
A young man is fighting for his life after being ploughed into by a car at work in Beechboro on Friday.
Mike Janssen, 27, was working as a traffic controller on Reid Highway, when a car crashed into his body, leaving him in a coma.
The impact caused Mr Janssen to suffer a number of serious injuries, including a broken sternum and bleeding on his brain.
Police are yet to decide if charges will be laid and are investigating the circumstances around the crash.
Meanwhile, Mr Janssen’s family have been left distraught, praying for his recovery.
His girlfriend Rhianne Peterkin said she just wanted her boyfriend to come home and be able to smile and laugh again.
“It’s going to be a long road ahead to get that back,” she said.
Mr Janssen’s grandmother Dorothy Harshaw has begged drivers to slow down when passing roadworks.
“We just want to get the message out there,” she told 7NEWS on Saturday.
“(We want to) tell drivers when they see all these road works and you see that the speed has been reduced—reduce your speed.”
The female driver of the car that hit Mr Janssen was breathalysed and questioned by investigators but police said they are waiting on medical results from the hospital and will need to examine the car before charges are laid.