NEW INFO: Forestry Worker Injured At Tornado Relief Site

A state forestry worker was seriously injured after a pick up truck pinned him to a tractor trailer distributing ice at a tornado relief site in Colerain.

Officials say the driver of the pick up truck accidentally hit the gas and pinned James Morgan between the two trucks. He was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

A forestry service spokesman says Morgan is an equipment operator from Edendon. He is in PCMH with internal injuries. Morgan has suffered severe damage to his liver and some damage to other internal organs. He also has some cracked vertebrae.

A news release says although his injuries are not considered life threatening, the next 36 hours are critical.


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  • by Me Location: Bertie Co on Apr 21, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    So sorry for this volunteer and his family. Praying he will make a full recovery. Praying also for the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident. Our Lord will never leave you or forsake you.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2011 at 05:54 PM
    God Speed to all involved...
  • by NCFS on Apr 21, 2011 at 05:48 PM
    D4 says, "Get well soon"!
  • by Glenda Location: Strokes NC on Apr 21, 2011 at 04:29 PM
    Sendings my thoughts and prayers not only to the forestry worker and his family but to the driver of the pickup truck.
  • by reigon 5 Location: nash on Apr 21, 2011 at 02:15 PM
    Praying for fast recovery.
  • by ME Location: Bertie on Apr 21, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    Thoughts and Prayers go out to this young man. Thank you for all that you have done to help the citizens here in Bertie County. Praying for a complete recovery.
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Apr 21, 2011 at 12:20 PM
    God Bless the men and women of the NC Forest Service! I pray everything is healed up good as new. This is just another job that the all to often forgotten Forest Service folks do. Not only are they our forgotten fire fighters, they're our chainsaw crews after hurricanes, so fire/rescue/LEO's can get through as well as this type of distribution of supplies and clean-up as well. Go Smokey!!
  • by Rudy Location: Windsor on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    Thoughts and prayers continue...Stay safe guys
  • by JESSE,JENNIFER HARPER Location: KINSTON on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIM AND HIS FAMILY. REGION ONE NCFS.
  • by Blessed Location: ENC on Apr 21, 2011 at 09:18 AM
    My family will be keeping him and his in our prayers and thoughts.
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