Shortly before sunrise this morning members of the Mar-Mac Fire department along with Wayne County EMS were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 117 Bypass and Old Mount Olive Highway. After arriving on the scene fire and EMS were assessing the patients for injuries when one of the passengers became belligerent to EMS personnel and firefighters and started to use foul language toward the first responders.
Several Wayne County Sheriff deputies were on the scene to assist the responders, when the passenger became more violent toward EMS personnel the deputies had to step in and forcefully restrained the patient and placed him in one of their patrol vehicles. By this time several more deputies along with several Goldsboro Police Officers arrived on the scene to assist other law enforcement.
After a period of time the patient was placed into a waiting EMS unit and was taken to the hospital with a law enforcement officer onboard. A total of three patients were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. The accident shut down a section of the intersection for more than an hour, while the accident was being investigated by the North Carolina Highway Patrol, and cleaned up by the wrecker service. No other information was available from the scene.