UPDATE: Injured Firefighter Upgraded To Fair Condition

A volunteer firefighter has been upgraded to fair condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. That's according to a hospital spokesperson Monday morning.

Timothy King of Bertie County lost his legs when a vehicle hit him while he was about to help another motorist involved in an accident March 2 in Colerain in Bertie County.



Four days after an accident in Bertie County, a volunteer firefighter is still fighting for his life.

Pitt County Memorial Hospital officials said Friday afternoon that Timothy King remains in critical condition. King lost his legs when a vehicle hit him while he was about to help another motorist involved in an accident Monday in Colerain in Bertie County.

King's sister describes him as a very active person. He is also a father and an ordained minister.


Family members are in shock from an accident that involved a volunteer firefighter trying to help a woman on the side of the road.

Timothy King is listed in critical condition at the Pitt Memorial Hospital. He lost his legs when a vehicle hit him while he was about to help another motorist involved in an accident Monday in Colerain in Bertie County.

King's sister Jody says she is drained emotionally and physically. She has spent 48 tireless hours in the hospital--still in shock of what happened to her brother. "I was upset. I'm still upset. I've never seen my brother like that before."

Jody says she is used to seeing her brother being very active. She says Timothy is always playing paint ball or hanging around the bowling alley. King's active lifestyle, along with being a young 28 years-old is what doctors say will help aid the healing process.

King was recently ordained as a minister. Jody says Christian music is now playing in his room on an Ipod Greenville firefighters dropped off.

Donations can be made to Timothy King Fund, Trap Volunteer Fire Department , 744 Morris Ford Road, Colerain, NC 27924.


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  • by Megan Location: Charleston IL on Mar 22, 2009 at 02:34 PM
    Tim I am keeping you in my prayers as the family goes stay stong as one Volunteer fire fighter wife to other Volunteer fire fighters familys stay strong he needs you the most by his side
  • by concerned Location: nc on Mar 18, 2009 at 08:37 AM
    WITN: Is it true that he's in a private room now and they're going to start rehab soon? If so, this is BIG news that should've been reported. I heard it at the gas station yesterday. Several people were wondering what ever came of the story. I told them what I knew..which isn't much.Please put this story back so people can be advised on his condition.There are folks that think he's been forgotten.
  • by first time Location: nc on Mar 17, 2009 at 06:07 AM
    Now if anyone deserves a home makeover, it's got to be this family. Are there any plans to help them?
  • by family Location: NC on Mar 16, 2009 at 08:22 PM
    TC is much better considering the tragedy of it all and all of your prayers and concern are truly appreciated.
  • by WITN Moderator Location: witn.com on Mar 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    To native: We check on Timothy King's condition almost every day, but usually only update the story when there are changes. We did mention on the air Friday that his condition remained in fair condition.
  • by pungo river fireman Location: pungo river,nc on Mar 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    i know the messages have slowed,but hang in there.the firefighters have not forgot you.we will keep the prayers coming for you and your family.God Bless
  • by native Location: nc on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    To WITN: Can you please let us know the latest on TC. I haven't heard about him since the house was built in Jamesville. I haven't seen anything on the news about him either. Has he been forgotten?
  • by G Location: Oregon on Mar 15, 2009 at 11:54 AM
    To family member: I took money that my family could use right now in these hard times and sent it to your family to help a fellow volunteer firefighter in his time of need. I also prayed for a quick recovery for Tim. I then sent e-mails to fire people in our state and across the country to help your family with gifts of money because Tim has no real income right now. I am sure our prayers are helping Tim, but to have some money coming in would also help with immediate family needs; gas, groceries & rent. I did not write a check thinking that it would get me into Heaven. I have donated to people in need before, and I never thought it would get me to Heaven. I did it because I wanted to, no one ever asked me to. I guess if you don't want the money, then send it back. I will find someone who could use it and will actually appreciate it.
  • by Dawn Location: Plymouth on Mar 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    To CG Atkins,I apperciate your wisdom in knowing faith without works is desd.I am reminded of two ladies, both entered a contest. One friend was praying for the other to win the money.The friend who prayed turned out to be the winner. She kept the money. Her prayer meant nothing,she had the opportunity to see to it that her friend did indeed win by giving her the money. God knows the motive of our heart. God bless you and thank you for giving.
  • by Tina Location: Pensacola, FL on Mar 13, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    You bet prayer works! We may not understand all the details, but God is faithful! What the enemy has meant for evil, God will turn for good. Keep the faith and know our prayer-chain is lifting up Timothy and the family.
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