Pizza delivery driver crashes during seizure; thanks ‘angels’ who pulled her from water

A South Carolina pizza delivery driver is thanking two men who saved her after she had a seizure and crashed into a pond.

Morgan Young, 21, is still in the hospital, several days after a crash she can barely remember.

“I remember pulling out of work, but I don’t remember anything else,” Young said.

Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Young left her job at Frank’s House of Pizza to make a delivery. She drove down North Woods Drive before having a seizure. She woke up after she crashed down a ravine in about 4 feet of water.

Corey Eubanks and his brother-in-law, John Paul Abernathy, were in the right place at the right time. They just so happened to be heading to Frank’s House of Pizza and were the only ones to see the crash and stop to help.

“We were trying to yell out for somebody,” Eubanks said. “We didn’t hear anything for a few, for a little bit, and then finally we got deeper down in there and we heard the girl screaming ‘help.’”

“He was like rubbing my back and everything and like comforting me and I could have cried,” Young said.

Eubanks said there was no hesitation to help.

“Everybody’s life is important and I’m not gonna let, you know, the fears of COVID, anything, hold me back from helping someone,” Eubanks said.

Young later found the men with the help of social media and has been texting them from her hospital bed.

She’s bruised and has a gash on her forehead from hitting the windshield. Her car is totaled, and she won’t be able to drive for at least six months while doctors work to control her seizures.

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But in the midst of her pain, Young has found a renewed sense of faith.

“I don’t want to say that I didn’t believe in God or anything because I did, I mean I do. But like, I like legit have proof now,” Young said.

Young is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday and she plans to return to work.

Eubanks has invited her to go to church with his family when she’s ready.

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Because it was a nice afternoon in March, Katrina Llorens Joseph and her husband Albert decided to sit outside for lunch at the Subway restaurant not far from City Park.

Afterward, she went back to her desk at the VA Hospital, and he got behind the wheel of a city bus.

“He dropped me off at work and then he went on to work,” she said.

As routine as the lunch was, it now seems like a fateful one to Joseph, 52. The couple had been very careful about isolating. She believes her husband, 53, came in contact with the virus that day at an emergency meeting with a bunch of other bus drivers. Within a few weeks, 1 in 8 Regional Transit Authority employees would test positive in a COVID-19 outbreak that led to the deaths of three workers.

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Days after that lunch, Albert Joseph left work early, suffering from fevers, chills and a high fever.

His wife snapped into action. “I figured he had the virus,” she said.

Katrina Joseph moved to the guest room. She began wearing a mask in the house, pulled out new toothbrushes for everyone, wiped down doorknobs, washed her hands and served food on paper plates.

Even so, the whole family became infected. For the next few weeks, the couple and their daughter, Danielle, 19, were all bedridden in separate rooms of their house in Chalmette. They spiked 104-degree fevers. Sometimes, they collapsed on the way to the bathroom. On four separate occasions, when fingertip monitors indicated dangerously low oxygen levels, they called 911, though the ambulances twice left empty.


Albert Joseph, a bus driver for RTA, poses in his home in Chalmette, La., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The Joseph family suffered coronavirus at the same time.

Once, paramedics took an oxygen-deficient Albert Joseph to the hospital for a four-hour stay. The second time, they carried out a very weak Katrina Joseph. She spent eight days in Ochsner Health Center in St. Bernard Parish, “lying there, knowing that I had this disease that was killing people all around me.”

The Josephs’ story is hardly unusual. But leading researchers say their experience and others like it offer a window into why the coronavirus has hit Black communities particularly hard across the nation. Many frontline workers who continued to work through the pandemic were exposed on the job and brought the virus home to infect entire households.

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Within Louisiana, Blacks have accounted for nearly half of all COVID-19 deaths to date, despite making up a little less than a third of state residents. The biggest reason for the coronavirus’ cruel toll in Black communities seems to be its outsized infection rate there: when compared with White Louisiana residents, Black Louisianans have been three times as likely to contract the virus.

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