Woman Airlifted From Accident Scene

The Highway Patrol says a woman from Trenton was airlifted from an accident scene after she drifted across the center line and hit two tree-trimming trucks.

The wreck happened on Comfort Highway in the Onslow County town of Richlands around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Trooper TW McCoy says 26-year-old Shana Philyaw sideswiped one truck and directly hit the other. Philyaw's car is totaled, McCoy said. The tree trucks had to be towed away.

Three men from one of the trucks were taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for treatment. Trooper McCoy says Philyaw was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.



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A woman has been airlifted from the scene of an accident in Onslow County so she could receive medical attention at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

The Highway Patrol says a car crashed with a log truck in Richlands this morning. The wreck was reported on Comfort Highway at 6:35 a.m. The trooper we spoke with was not aware of injuries other than the woman who was airlifted. He also noted her injuries did not appear life-threatening.


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  • by Sarah,RN on Aug 18, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    To unhurt, drive careful son, wouldn't want you to need us.
  • by mark Location: WINTERVILLE on Aug 18, 2011 at 05:16 PM
    Sure sounds like a lot of cry baby emt,etc. I guess they are afraid their station will be closed down instead of the next one 2 miles up the road.
  • by what's that Location: near by on Aug 18, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    YOu know something I don't know? Spill it!
  • by unhurt Location: greenville on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    may as well sell the anbulances. east care helicopter is more expensive therefore it will get all the business.if you doubt it,do a little research and you will be surprised What politician owns the helicopters?
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      by Seriously??? on Aug 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM in reply to unhurt
      Dear Unhurt, It seems you have nothing better to do than spout off about something you know nothing about! Let me educate you... It's called MECHANISM OF INJURY, PROTOCAL, STANDING ORDER'S, AND THE "GOLDEN HOUR". In other words, if your loved on were to be in a wreck out in the middle of no where and let's say had a artery injury, would you want to save money and have a ambulance drive 50 miles one way to get her to then have to drive 50 miles back to get her to the doctor that could save her all the while she is bleeding out? Or let's say your 16 year old son and his friends have a wreck and a few are killed in the car but your son is still breathing. Do you think, possibly that he may have some major injuries that could still cause him to pass away and would you want him to get there the fastest route or the slower route???? In order for that helicopter to lift off, believe you me, it has to meet certain criteria. Maybe you should think before you speak...
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        by WHOA NELLY on Aug 18, 2011 at 02:28 PM in reply to Seriously???
        I am with unhurt. I am a MC rider. It was becoming a protocol as I listened to my scanner at every accident involving MCs airmed was notified. Insurance Co's review this. Thus my premiums go up period. Call me cold hearted. Some lives were just not meant to save but yet we don't "put down" felons with repeats against children or women in this state. Hmmmm
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          by Seriously??? on Aug 18, 2011 at 03:29 PM in reply to WHOA NELLY
          Have you ever been in a motorcycle accident? Have you ever worked in the ER? I have. When involved in a motorcycle accident there is NOOOO protection to the body, as painful as it is, road rash is the least of your worries. For that reason it usually falls to mechanism of injury and the high chance that there could be life threatening injuries that need to be treated rapidly in order to save a life. The need for these transports increases due to location, distance from a level 1 trauma facility, etc. Believe me, there is a reason that EMS, Fire, and LEO go through the years of training and state testing along with the continued yearly con ed that they do in order to save lives daily. Other wise know it all's would be doing it and people more and more people would die needlessly.
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      by i agree with seriously?? on Aug 18, 2011 at 03:57 PM in reply to unhurt
      Airmed is called for during many accidents, not just motorcycles. Seriously has it pegged, I'm an EMT, trust me when I say there has been alot of thought that has gone into thinking of all the protocols. You only see the airmed when it's here, most of the time it's cancelled. unhurt, lets hope you stay that way, but if you are in a 1050 and your seriously hurr, we will make sure you are taken to the hospital in an ambulance, no matter how badly your hurt.
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