Trap Volunteer Firefighter Returns Home After Losing Both Legs In Car Accident

One local volunteer firefighter was supposed to be in the hospital for months after a car accident in Bertie County took both of his legs but Timothy King is already back at home, a recovery doctors think is remarkable.

This is the first time Timothy King has spoken about that March 2nd accident since leaving the hospital, now back at home he's going to have to get used to his new body and for that matter a new life.

King says, "I want to take the trash out but I can't."

While life will never be the same for Timothy King that doesn't mean he wants it to be either.

"I've told my wife, I've got muscle that I haven't seen in a while."

The Trapp Volunteer Firefighter was severely injured in a car accident March 2nd. While responding to a rescue call, King was hit by another car, both of his legs were severed.

"I don't remember anything about it, I don't remember getting called out, nothing, don't remember waking up."

One of the things King does remember is that he wanted to give a ton of his stuff away when he found out about his legs but his wife, Christie King, wasn't about to let that happen.

"You have a doctor that's going to do your legs for free, you're going to be able to walk and run, you don't have to give things away and then after that he was like OK and he was fine, it was just so quick."

Quick, is the perfect word to describe everything that’s happened to King since the accident. Just one month later, he's back at home, not upset or frustrated but optimistic he'll get back to doing most of his favorite things sometime soon.

The Kings did mention, the support they've gotten from the community has been unbelievable but it doesn't stop there they've received words of encouragement from people around the world, including letters from Kenya, Australia, and Pakistan.

King attributes his quick recovery to faith in God.


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  • by ncarilinian Location: nc on Apr 8, 2009 at 06:40 AM
    This is a wonderful story. It's about time some good news was heard. I wish this family the best in everything they do.God Bless You !
  • by believer Location: nc on Apr 7, 2009 at 10:30 AM
    I saw TC and his family going to church Sunday.He is truly a miracle. I understand he is going to give his testimony in church soon.It should be awesome. Are they receiving any assistance from any organizations? Is he getting disability or anything? How about a vehicle and their house? I'm so far behind on this story. Are there any NEW updates on this?
  • by Visa Location: everywhere you want to be on Apr 6, 2009 at 10:18 PM
    Mr.King you are a hero rock star.
  • by wendy Location: goldsboro,nc on Apr 6, 2009 at 02:10 PM
    Keep the faith honey,God will provide the way for you.I will keep you and your family in our prayers.May God continue to bless you and your family.
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