Garbage truck driver stops to help woman having a stroke

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — A Waste Management driver is being credited with saving a woman’s life and he saw her in distress and 53b2c99891bccbstopped to help.

According to Waste Management, Troy Mercer was driving his usual garbage collection route on Friday when he saw a woman lying in her yard.

Mercer parked the truck and approached the woman, who said that she had broken her hip.  He called 911 and gave her water until paramedics arrived.

They said that the woman was having a stroke, and that Mercer quite possible saved her life by calling 911.

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