Mother Is Asking For Changes Near An Intersection

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

A mother loses her son after a deadly car crash and now she's calling for changes at the intersection where her son was hit by a driver police say ran a red light.

The accident happened last March at the busy intersection of 25E and 830, near Lynn Camp High School.

Police say 18-year-old Bret Sizemore was crossing 25E when his car was t-boned by 76- year-old Edward Saylor, who police say ran a red light.

Saylor doesn't face any charges at this time.

Bret Sizemore's mother, Alda Johnson, is calling for changes at the intersection.

“He's a good boy and he's gone. No parent should ever have to bury their child because of an intersection,” Johnson said.

Alda Johnson is calling for many things including more traffic markers and lights.


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  • by Jenn Location: Williamsburg on Apr 20, 2008 at 04:10 PM
    I believe the mother is trying to address an issue that if fixed, may keep someone else from burying a loved one.What i want to knwow is why has there not been any charges filed by the state aganist Mr Saylor? Saylor had to know that he was in a school area and that he was going at least 70 mph (this is according to police records). Accidents do happen but when a driver is negligent - no matter what age he is- than he should be held accountable for the pain and suffering he causes others.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Apr 18, 2008 at 10:45 PM
    @Barbara Location: Perry Co. If your mothers last name is still the same as yours I take it you never married. Ever asked yourself why? Do so now please before you make anymore ridiculous bias 100yrold comments. Btw my last names teh same as both my parents but my older brother has my moms maiden name. You have a problem with the way things were in 1969 lousiana?
  • by KAYCEE Location: PIKE CO. on Apr 18, 2008 at 03:15 PM
    TO MS. JOHNSON MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. AS FOR BARBARA, GET A LIFE!!!
  • by terry Location: east bernstadt on Apr 18, 2008 at 02:51 PM
    i think this was a very sad situation. bret was my nephew and i think any changes that can be made should be made. but i dont understand how mr saylor could say this wreck wasnt his fault. he ran a red light. bret will always be missed. changes should be made and responsibility should be accepted. thank you
  • by VICKI Location: KEAVY on Apr 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM
    BARBARA, I THINK YOUR MOTHER IS PROBABLY HAPPY ABOUT NOT HAVING TO BURY YOU BECAUSE OF A STUPID DRIVER, INSTEAD OF YOUR "SAME" LAST NAME!!
  • by Cristy Location: London Ky on Apr 18, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    Here's what bothers me about some comments made! If all you're worried about is his last name then just be quiet! This was an awesome 18 year old young man that has lost his life and you're worried about his mom's last name being different. Am I the only one that has a problem with that! This is my best friend's son. And yes, his father is a deadbeat and has never had anything to do with him. I hope for my friend's sake that she doesn't read any of these negative comments. It's bad enough for her to lose her son in such a tragic way! She doesn't need to deal with such ignorant comments about his last name being different from hers...it is totally irrelevant! I hope this is something that you never have to do! Helping your best friend bury her son is one of the most HEARTBREAKING things that I have ever had to do. Such a tragedy that could have been easily prevented if this man had just stopped at the RED light like he was supposed to! Think about it, and your opinion may change
  • by Tony Location: Williamsburg on Apr 18, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    I am not sure what changes can be made to prevent someone from running a red light. The person who ran the red light should face charges regardless of age.
  • by karen on Apr 18, 2008 at 06:09 AM
    This is not about a child's last name or pride in having the same last name, this is about a child losing his life. Furthermore, my children do not have my same last name, because their father ran off with someone else and I've remarried.
  • by KENNETH Location: TYNER on Apr 18, 2008 at 06:09 AM
    There are no or very few 2 parent families now days. Which would you rather have, married and no insurance or separated and Medicaid that covers it all, no copay, no questions.
  • by Lisa Location: Pike County on Apr 18, 2008 at 06:04 AM
    To Barbara in Perry Co: You completely missed the point here. The issue is the loss of a life, NOT what a person's last name is. For all you know, the father of the child died and the mom remarried, like my mom did. Nothing wrong with that. Or maybe he was adopted by this lady. Or maybe the dad was a dead-beat and the mom remarried. My point is, the issue is that a child's life was lost and changes in that intersection are being sought. Maybe you should reconsider next time before posting just for the sake of having your name in print.
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