Lejeune Medic Gets Towed After Helping Heart Attack Victim

A Navy medic from North Carolina who stopped to calm a woman after her husband had a heart attack in Michigan and helped an ambulance crew perform CPR now has a $60 towing bill.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tim Moore of Camp Lejeune was driving on Interstate 94 near Jackson, Michigan, on April 2 when he saw an ambulance parked along the eastbound lane.

He said he pulled over to try to help calm the woman, who was near the ambulance. When the rescuers learned of Moore's medical training, they asked if he would help administer CPR on the way to a hospital.

When Moore returned to the side of the interstate two hours later, the truck was missing. It turns out the truck -- parked partly over the white line marking the side of the road -- was considered a travel hazard and towed.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2008 at 04:54 AM
    "Paramedics reguardless the state, should be treated as being above the law" =- absolutely NOT....everyone needs to be accountable for their actions. Maybe the state, county or community will pick up the towing fees. Nowhere does it say that he had any identifying markings on his vehicle for the tow truck driver to know he was a medical personal. Those that think he shouldn't have to pay could start a fund to collect the $60.00 and reimburse this good samaratin.
  • by lightbulb Location: NC on Apr 13, 2008 at 02:17 PM
    Why couldn't the tow truck just move it to the side, off the road. Problem Solved> geez
  • by Josh Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2008 at 12:06 PM
    I am sure once the reason for parking illegally is known they will drop the ticket. Thanks to all good samaritans who do stop and render aid when needed. Our society is a better place when people have patience and care for others.
  • by yohan stiplar Location: greenville, nc on Apr 13, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    Paramedics reguardless the state, should be treated as being above the law -
  • by Angie Location: Beulaville, NC on Apr 13, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    I would be very upset if after stopping to assist someone in that situation to find my car towed away ! I am a Nurse and EMT and have stopped many times to help car accident victims. I always try to stop/pull over in a "safe area" off the shoulder or road and always lock it up and put my keys in my pocket. I have never had my vehicle towed, even when assisting ambulance crews to the hospital as this medic did. Hopefully, the DA will see that the medic gets his/her car back without penalties/dues. By the way: What would America do without our wonderful volunteer heroes ?
  • by mike Location: north carolina on Apr 13, 2008 at 09:07 AM
    i'm sure they will forgive his charges. the truck was a hazard though, so it should have been towed. the guy who towed it will just have to count that lost income to charity or good will.
  • by Chris Location: NC on Apr 13, 2008 at 07:10 AM
    If the truck was parked partially over the white line, then I can understand why the vehicle was towed. However, considering the circumstances, I hope that local authorities step up and wave any fees that Mr. Moore has been charged.

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