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MCTS driver helps save driver stuck on railroad tracks

Posted at 2:25 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 15:25:18-05

WAUWATOSA — MCTS driver Shenika Merrill was trying to keep her passengers safe on snow-covered roads Tuesday when she saw a car stuck on railroad tracks.

“Somebody needs to help get that person off the tracks,” Merrill said in surveillance video. “That’s very dangerous.”

Video courtesy MCTS

Merrill stopped her bus and ran to assist. Several of her passengers helped push the car out of danger.

The woman in the car, who was trying to get to her job at an area hospital, wrote MCTS.

“I was doing everything I could to get unstuck. I was ready to call a tow truck when a MCTS bus pulled up behind me. This lady, bless her heart, stopped her bus and was so worried about me. She gathered everyone she could and they pushed me out of the snow until I regained traction. This wonderful deed made such a great impact on me. Thank you! You are the reason I got to work today to help save lives. We need more beautiful souls like yours.”