4/24 UPDATE: According to the Dare County Sheriff, evidence shows Mark Harvey had some type of medical condition that caused his accident. Harvey later died from his injuries.
4/21 UPDATE: The family posted on its Caring Bridge page that 53-year-old Mark Harvey passed away Sunday night. "We are so sorry to report to everyone that has so kindly prayed for Mark and all of us, and expressed such deep concern, that Mark left this world this evening at 7:15PM EST," wrote his brother Jason Harvey.
DARE COUNTY -- The family of cab driver found unconscious Sunday said someone attacked him while he was delivering a cab fare in Colington Harbour.
Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard said Dare County 9-1-1 got a call at about 1:30 a.m. on April 13 that 53-year-old Mark Harvey was in the driveway of a home on Harbour View Drive.
Paramedics took him to Outer Banks Hospital. Harvey was transferred to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he was in critical condition late Sunday.
Although Hoggard did not say what happened to Harvey, his family set up a page on the Caring Bridge Web site. It offers an explanation of what relatives say took place and provides updates on Harvey's condition:
Mark was driving his cab for Atlantic Cab in Colington, NC on the very early morning of April 13, 2014 when he was brutally attacked during the delivery of a cab fare. Mark suffered blunt force trauma to the right side of his head, and the attack was so severe that it caused massive bleeding on the left side of his brain. Mark was flown by helicopter at 4AM on April 13 from the Outer Banks Hospital to a Trauma 1 Center in Norfolk, VA where he underwent a six hour surgery. Mark is fighting for his life, and if he survives he may never be the same. We are seeking justice for Mark, and we ask for your prayers for him and our family during this extremely difficult time. Thank you for visiting this site, and for all your kind words and support for Mark. We pray for his complete recovery.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the Dare County Sheriff's Office at 252-473-3444.