Plane crash Good Samaritan awaiting hefty hospital bill
The woman who helped rescue two men injured in Saturday's small plane crash in Bohemia says she's awaiting a hefty hospital bill since she's uninsured.
Linda Rivera helped pull the pilot and flight instructor to safety after their plane crashed into an industrial building near MacArthur Airport. Rivera says the smoke was terrible and burned her face while she helped the men.
Following the incident, Rivera experienced trouble breathing and an ambulance crew insisted she be taken to a hospital. Rivera says she didn't want to be hospitalized because she doesn't have health insurance, but emergency workers thought she was suffering from smoke inhalation.
Now, Rivera says she's waiting for the hospital bill. She's currently unemployed and is hopeful she'll be able to work out a payment plan.