Upstate firefighter in ICU following motorcycle accident

Williamston town employee and volunteer firefighter remains in critical condition with head trauma following a motorcycle crash
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 12:22 PM EDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 2:27 PM EDT
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PELZER, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The West Pelzer Fire Department said a Town of Williamston employee and volunteer fireman is in the ICU recovering following a motorcycle wreck on May 22.

Town officials said as of May 30, Michael Phillips remains in the ICU a week later but is in stable condition. Although mostly sedated, he has been able to respond to voices.

Officials said Phillips has suffered severe head trauma and the next few days will be critical in determining the extent of his injuries

“It is clear that Michael has a long road to recovery ahead of him,” said officials.

On Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the West Pelzer Fire Department will join forces with surrounding departments to host a boot drive at two locations. They will be at the red light in front of Food Lion in Pelzer and also the red light in front of Hardee’s in Williamston.

Officials asked the public to also remember Phillip’s family, especially his wife, Leticia and their three children, Ethan, Bentley and Haddalynn.

“His family and the town covets your prayers and requests that everyone continue to pray fervently for healing,” said officials.

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