Uncollected Trash Saves Woman’s Life

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One silver lining to the weather-delayed garbage pickup came in East Flatbush on Tuesday, when a woman who lost her footing while escaping from a fire onto her fire escape fell three stories, but landed on a pile of uncollected trash. “That pile of garbage saved her life,” one witness told the New York Post, uttering the sentence for perhaps the first time in Internet-recorded history. The woman hurt her foot and got pretty cold, but it could have been a lot worse.