Ga. paramedic stabbed in neck by patient
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service Paramedic Corey Dover was stabbed close to his spine with a 3-inch knife
By EMS1 Staff
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia paramedic was stabbed in the back of the neck by a patient over the weekend.
Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service Paramedic Corey Dover was stabbed with a 3-inch knife on Sunday while responding to a call about a man standing in the street and refusing to leave, according to FOX 5. The man, 60-year-old Hillman William Carson, allegedly jumped on the paramedic’s back after being transported to the hospital and stabbed him close to his spine.
“I guess something just snapped, and the patient just came down on him and hit him in the back of the neck,” Dover’s colleague and former partner Paramedic Traci Turner said.
Turner responded to the stabbing at the hospital and said she was surprised and “extremely nervous” to have her former partner as a patient.
A police officer at the scene reportedly used his TASER on Carson and held him at gunpoint. Carson was arrested for aggravated assault and felony obstructing or hindering of a law enforcement officer.
Turner and Dover’s current partner, Michele Lavigne, are collecting donations to help during his recovery.
“He’s a good person, and he deserves all the help that he can get, even if he doesn’t want it,” Turner said.