GREENSBORO, N.C. -- United States Postal Service worker Tracy Belden helped save an 86-year-old who fell and hurt herself.
This mail carrier told WFMY News 2 it was just a normal day on the job, until she found the elderly woman lying on the ground bleeding.
Belden said in a statement, "She is 86-years-old and had fallen badly while walking to her car. She was very feisty and trying to get up, but couldn't. Blood was everywhere and I was trying to help her. A car passed by and I flagged it down, asking the driver to call 911, and the lady yelled 'No!' She was still trying to do everything herself!"
According to the USPS, the elderly woman needed brain surgery because of the fall. They say she had a hematoma, a fracture above her eye, a blood clot and a broken nose. But she is now recovering at home.
The incident happened Oct. 7.
"I may not have ever seen her if I didn't have to dismount to deliver her mail," said Belden. "Her daughter told me she's doing better. I'm so relieved by that."
WFMY News 2