Boston woman's leg trapped by subway

Boston woman's leg trapped by subway

Boston woman's leg trapped by subway

The woman, whose name has not been released, was getting off the train when her foot landed in the gap between the train door and platform, causing her leg to slip through and get stuck.

A woman who had an accident at a Boston train station last week asked other passengers not to call the ambulance because it is expensive. "Do you know how much an ambulance costs?" she was quoted.

A woman whose leg became pinned between a train and the platform at a Boston subway station reportedly begged fellow passengers not to call emergency services because she could not afford an ambulance. Video of the incident shows several people coming to her aide, either trying to pull her out or push the train up enough so that her leg could be taken out of the gap.

"It's $3000 ($A4060). I can't afford that".

A police report said the severe laceration on the woman's leg left her bone exposed. "Everyone just kept saying don't worry about that, you need medical help".

The story gained national attention after Cramer's tweet, and the New York Times' editorial board followed with an op-ed titled "This Tweet Captures the State of Health Care in America Today".

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Marleny Polanco, a commuter who was on her way home from work when the incident happened, also said that the woman was evidently in a lot of pain.

Despite the woman's pleas, an ambulance was called and first responders bandaged the serious wound before taking her to hospital.

A Globe reporter who witnessed the aftermath at the platform tweeted about how scared the woman was with a poor insurance highlighting that the cost of medical treatment could prevent someone from seeking urgent care. A Kaiser Health News report found a year ago that with private companies taking over ambulance services in many towns and cities, patients often face thousands of dollars in bills even for a brief ride to a hospital.

"She couldn't walk, she couldn't stand, she couldn't do anything on the leg", Polanco said. The woman eventually went with EMTs to Boston Medical Center following a recommendation for surgery.

The incident has since gone viral, for reasons that tell two different stories about America in 2018.

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