A Love’s truck stop worker has been credited with saving the life of a truck driver who collapsed while choking on a bite of a hamburger.
The incident happened on Friday, April 12, at the Love’s Travel Center in Union City, Oklahoma, according to a report from KFOR.
Trucker Tommy Robinson says he was having a hamburger at his usual stop at the Love’s location when he started to choke.
Robinson says that he doesn’t remember anything after that.
Love’s worker Ticresha Cox was stocking cigarettes when she noticed Robinson collapse onto the store floor.
Cox said, “I heard him fall and a display moved, and so when I went around the corner, I was just asking God to help me. Then when I saw his face and how purple, I just went into, ‘God, do not let this man die in front of me … I yelled for help and honestly, I thought if I don’t act now this man could die.”
Cox was able to hoist Robinson into an upright position and perform the Heimlich maneuver on the choking trucker, saving his life.
Robinson says he’s doing okay now and grateful to be alive: “I’m just so thankful because it’s that quick that something can happen and be over.”
You can view the surveillance footage of the remarkable truck stop rescue below.