Trash collector helps woman having stroke

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - High praise for a Manatee County trash collector who saved an elderly woman. She was having a stroke outside her home last week.

Troy Mercer Junior was on his normal route when he saw her in distress. He stopped, called 911, and waited with her until paramedics arrived.

The victim is now recovering after giving Mercer praise. "She gave me a hug and a big kiss, and, she said, 'I don't know what you did sir, but whatever you did, you saved my life'. I said, 'No problem, that's what I'm here for.'"

Mercer's boss says their company preaches safety and the importance of  helping others when they are in need.

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