From the Daily News:
A Ridgewood woman who was kicked off a city bus when she was gravely ill due to a mini-stroke is now preparing to sue New York City Transit.
Rafaela Santiago, 54, was heading home on the Q58 bus from Main St. in Flushing on Nov. 21 about 6:30 p.m. when her vision became blurry and she vomited, she said.
Moments later, the bus reached a stop where the driver told everyone to transfer onto the next bus because he had to take the vehicle back to the depot, Santiago recalled.
But she was in no shape to go anywhere and pleaded with the driver to call an ambulance for her, she said.
"He said, 'Put on your jacket and get out,'" said Santiago, who works at Flushing Hospital. "I fell on the seat and started vomiting in front of him."
Santiago, a mother of four, said the driver dropped her off on Grand Ave. - on a night of near-freezing temperatures. She stumbled into a nearby nail salon when she started feeling numbness in her hands.
She eventually was taken to Wyckoff Hospital. (St. John's is much closer and has a stroke center, but it's ER must have been on diversion...)