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Boston Woman Dragged By Train After Purse Gets Stuck In Doors (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:50 PM ET

A Boston woman suffered minor injuries when her purse got stuck in a departing "T" train and pulled her along the platform with it. As she was boarding, the doors abruptly shut, trapping her purse between them. The woman attempted to yank it out for about five seconds, but the momentum of the train sent her flying.

The train attendant who was responsible for monitoring the doorway was fired, while the driver was suspended for 10 days, William Mitchell, MBTA general manager, said in a statement.

This is the second train incident to happen in Boston recently. A drunk woman narrowly escaped being run over by a train when she fell onto the tracks last month.

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