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Woman with leg stuck in train refuses ambulance because it’s too expensive

Woman with leg stuck in train refuses ambulance because it’s too expensive

"She was clearly stuck between the train and the platform". After the woman was freed, Polanco stayed to help her.

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.

The first story was a tweet from Boston Globe reporter Maria Cramer, who was there to witness the aftermath.

Security camera footage from the station (video above) shows several commuters rushing to physically lift the train to help the woman get out. Recently Kramer saw a woman leaving the subway, got a foot in the gap between the train and the platform.

"It's $3000 ($A4060). I can't afford that". But the woman "made it a point to say 'you don't understand, I have awful insurance, '" a witness tells CNN. "Skin came off. She's in agony and weeping", Boston Globe reporter Maria Cramer tweeted from the scene.

According to the police report, the woman suffered "serious open fracture" of the left leg. "'It's $3,000, ' she wailed".

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The story picked up more traction when The New York Times editorial board wrote about the platform accident on Monday with the headline: "This Tweet Captures the State of Health Care in America Today". A Kaiser Health News report found past year 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.

'We just worry about taking care of people, ' Hooley said.

Bystanders rushed to free the trapped and badly injured woman.

"In the face of a grave injury, a series of calculations follow: The clear and urgent need for medical attention is weighed against the uncertain and potentially monumental expense of even basic services, like a bandage or a ride to the hospital, and that cost, in turn, weighed against all the known expenses of living that run through any given head on any given day", the editorial said.

Although her bone was not broken, the EMTs who responded said she would need surgery.

But the journalist argued that given the severity of the woman's injuries, it would have been too risky to have carried her to an Uber without professional medical assistance on hand.