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Ailing trucking student survives thanks to trainer, trucker bystander


A trucking student is going to be okay after suffering a heart attack at the wheel thanks to the help of two quick-thinking truckers. 

Anthony Scerbo was driving his truck through York County, Pennsylvania when he noticed another rig pulled over onto the sidewalk. Scerbo quickly stopped his rig and ran over to see what was wrong, and that’s when he jumped into action. 

The man behind the wheel of the stopped truck, a driver in training, was having a heart attack, so Scerbo and the driver trainer, Lee Thomson, worked together to save his life – one called 911 while the other administered CPR until EMTs could arrive. 

“It was just more or less reaction, I mean I knew I had to get the truck stopped and…thank goodness we were on a side road that’s not very busy,” said Thompson, the trainer in the stopped truck. 

“I didn’t know what was going to transpire but, a human being needed help,” Scerbo said to Fox 43. “I don’t feel like a hero. Just somebody needed help.”

Since then, the two men have been officially named “highway angels” by the Truckload Carriers Association. The organization says that the trucking student survived the ordeal thanks to their quick thinking.


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