Woman with medical condition collapses in front of street car

Woman pinned under streetcar

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A woman with a medical condition collapsed in front of a street car downtown Tuesday.

The incident happened at the corner of St. Charles and Washington around 10 a.m..

The woman was struck, but was pushed to the side by a mechanism on the front of the streetcar designed to keep people from being pinned.

According to RTA officials, she suffered full cardiac arrest, and was taken from the scene by an ambulance.

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