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Cab driver to the rescue when man cuts off thumb

A desperate search for help, when a job putting the finishing touches on his son’s deck in Lexington, took a terrible turn for the worse.

“I heard a zeeee—thump! And I knew it wasn’t a piece of wood in there. I look down, I had cut my thumb almost all the way off,” said Keith Braun of Somerset Thursday.

Braun didn’t have a cell phone or access to a land line at the home on Windfield Place. No one was around. But that’s when a yellow cab showed up.

“And he stopped and I said, ‘listen I cut my thumb off and I need to get to the hospital, and he said, hop right in,’” said Braun.

Moments later he arrived at St. Joseph East Hospital on Richmond Rd.

Braun says all he knew about the cab driver is that his name was Larry and he didn’t charge him for the ride.

“And I think ‘Larry’ was my Good Samaritan of the day. Got me to the hospital on time, very quickly,” he said.

Doctors were able to reattach Braun’s thumb.

“He had a real good prognosis for it. That’s the neat thing.”

But Braun says had it not been for ‘Larry the cab guy,’ things might have turned out much different.

“And Larry I’d just like to thank you," said Braun.


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