• Woman saved by bystanders after falling into gap on Orange Line platform


    BOSTON - A group of commuters have banded together to help free a woman whose leg became trapped between a subway train and platform in Boston.

    The 45-year-old woman told police she slipped as she was getting off the train at the Massachusetts Avenue Station around 5:30 p.m. Friday, and her leg became stuck in the gap.

    Video released by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Monday shows a group of passengers rushing to her aid and pushing the train away from the platform until she was free.

    The Boston Globe reports the woman begged bystanders not to call an ambulance because of the cost, despite her suffering a severe laceration on her leg.

    She has been hospitalized at Boston Medical Center for treatment.

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