Maysville Man Airlifted Following Overnight Accident

An Maysville man was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital following an overnight accident Wednesday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, 48-year-old Lamour Taylor ran off the road on Highway 58 near Guinea Town Road in Jones County. The accident happened around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Trooper Wesley Bennett said Taylor was on his way to work and may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

After being flown to the Greenville hospital, Taylor was treated and released.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 30, 2011 at 06:02 PM
    Money is never a consideration. We have protocols that dictate an airlift. Don't know about this call, but there is a checklist. Think a child learning to walk bumps his head on the coffee table. Probably nothing, but could be life threatening. Any head trauma and the helicopter is called. Juveniles are also another quick call. Responders always err on the side of life safety. New Bern is a good hospital but they aren't trauma qualified. The needed resources are at Pitt. As for O.L.I. the car insurance will pay the bill.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Mar 30, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    Waste of resources, if you ask me, but he should be responsible (patient responsible for charges/fees) for the cost of the transport; same thing for ambulance transport. It goes on the patients' bill; whether he can pay it or not, remains to be seen. Most of the charge for the transport will probably be 'written off'.
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      by Neverland on Mar 30, 2011 at 06:31 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      you must live in never land... Charges are NEVER written off.. Some one pays for services.. The fuel, doctors, heli-workers all will get paid.. Taxes or insurance will be raised to offset any write offs..
  • by Nurse Location: Greenville on Mar 30, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    The helicopter may have been requested based on the EMS initial exam, mechanism of injury, possible need for trauma services (not available in New Bern)etc; most certainly not a "money reason" as posted by someone earlier. Our local helicopter service does not answer transport requests based on money nor insurance, unlike some other services.
  • by EMT Location: EastNC on Mar 30, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    I was not on this call but he was prob airlifted due to mechanism of injury. The way the car looked coupled with his vital signs may have led the emergency workers to believe he had life threatening internal injuries. Those are things we can't check in the field. Better safe than sorry!
  • by Linda Location: Winterville on Mar 30, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    IS this really news??????? C'mon WITN... you need to focus on real news!
  • by peace35 Location: greenville on Mar 30, 2011 at 05:48 AM
    WOW WITN! don't you think it's more to this story to be reported if not this is non-sense. And why in the (#11 would they airlift someone that far away to be release with no serious injuries let bring more to this one.
  • by GrouchyOne Location: NC Coast on Mar 30, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    I agree, airlifting a guy who walks away from the hospital just hours later seems a bit extreme. Who pays that tab?
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Mar 30, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    Good to know the driver ok. But if he was treated and released from the hospital, why was he flown to the hospital? Wouldn't a simple rescue unit to the New Bern hospital served the purpose? Or could it be that there was a money reason for bringing in a helicopter? There may be more to this story than we know, but this is what was reported.
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      by Don on Apr 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM in reply to Clifton
      He had suspected head trauma and I think if it was you , you would much prefer going to a trauma center! Always air on the side of caution!!!

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