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Watching helplessly as a life slips away

Few aided woman caught in escalator, witnesses say

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By Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / March 9, 2009

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As 82-year-old Helen Jackson lay dying, pinned to the metal grating of an MBTA escalator that clenched her scarf and hair, commuters walked past her toward the exit, either unaware of the dire circumstances or unwilling to get involved. (Full article: 1336 words)

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