Woman injures leg after stepping in gap on Orange Line during rush hour
A woman was taken to the hospital after her leg got stuck in the gap between an MBTA Orange Line train and the platform downtown on Friday, officials said.
“She was stepping off the train when it happened,” MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said.
The incident happened at the State Street Station around 5:30 p.m., and caused eight-minute delays along the Orange Line, Pesaturo said. Service was back to normal by 6 p.m.
The woman was taken by Boston EMS to Boston Medical Center, where she is being treated for a leg injury, according to Pesaturo.
Awful scene on the orange line. A woman’s leg got stuck in the gap between the train and the platform. It was twisted and bloody. Skin came off. She’s in agony and weeping. Just as upsetting she begged no one call an ambulance. “It’s $3000,” she wailed. “I can’t afford that.”— Maria Cramer (@GlobeMCramer) June 29, 2018
The “transit ambassadors” stood, staring at her, fiddling with phones. Someone asked if they called 911 and one of them glared “that lady called” he said and pointed to someone in the crowd. The passengers helped her. One man stood behind her so she could lean against him.— Maria Cramer (@GlobeMCramer) June 29, 2018
Another pressed cold water bottles to her leg. The train left and an ambulance had still not arrived.— Maria Cramer (@GlobeMCramer) June 29, 2018