Woman cut to the bone in train accident begs passengers not to call an ambulance due to cost

A woman suffered a laceration down to the bone in Boston June 29 when her leg got caught between the platform and a commuter train during rush hour. Her only request? Don't call an ambulance.

The 45-year-old woman begged her fellow passengers not to call an ambulance for fear of the cost, according to a report from The Boston Globe. Passengers came to her aid, pushing the train out of the way and wrapping her leg. She did not break any bones, but the police report indicated she would need surgery, according to the Globe.

The woman was ultimately transported by emergency medical officials to Boston Medical Center. Boston's EMS chief, Jim Hooley, told the Globe a typical ambulance ride runs from $1,200 to $1,900 for patients in critical condition.

Watch a video of the accident and read the full story here.


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