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Taxi crash victim thanks "life-savers"

A fashion student from Leicester who was critically injured when a taxi crashed into her in New York has thanked passers-by who saved her.

People on the streets of Manhattan ran to save 23-year-old Sian Green who was on a trip with her best friend.

Now out of hospital, five weeks after having her leg amputated, Miss Green appeared on the Today show.

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Leicester student speaks following taxi crash

A student from Leicester who was seriously injured after being hit by a taxi in New York has given her first television interview just five weeks after her leg was amputated.

23-year-old Sian Green was taken to hospital in critical condition after being hit by a taxi which had mounted the pavement trying to avoid a cyclist in Manhattan.

Sian thanked passers by who helped to save her life and says she still remembers what happened.

Leicestershire woman hit by NY taxi 'improving'

Doctors say the condition of a Leicester woman who lost part of her leg after being hit by a New York taxi is improving.

Evelyn Hernandez, a spokesman for the New York hospital, said Sian Green has been upgraded to fair condition.

New York Police Department investigated the incident but the taxi driver involved in the crash said it was not his fault.

Mohammed Fasyal Himon said he was "very sorry" about the accident and blamed a cyclist for causing the crash.

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The New York taxi driver involved in the crash which cost a British woman part of her leg has denied it was his fault, as he launched a medical fund to help her.

New York City Police officers investigate a taxi cab that jumped a curb and hit several pedestrians in New York's Rockefeller Center. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Sian Green has been recovering from surgery at Bellevue Hospital after a yellow cab ploughed into the 24-year-old as she was enjoying the start of a holiday break in the city with a female friend on Tuesday.

Mohammed Fasyal Himon said: "I am praying for her and her family. But it is not my fault. It is just an accident. This is what cab drivers have to deal with every day," he said. "It could have happened to any of us."

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British tourist's left leg 'amputated below the knee'

Ms. Green had her left leg amputated below the knee as a result of the accident.

Given the condition of the lower leg, replantation was not an option.

Her right leg sustained multiple deep lacerations which were also cleaned and repaired and will likely regain most functionality with time and physical therapy.

She has been cared for by a highly trained trauma and surgical team and was fortunate to not have sustained other major injuries.

Ms Green has remained optimistic despite the difficult circumstances and is very fortunate to have such a loving and supportive family.

– Spiros G. Frango, Trauma Surgeon at Bellevue Hospital Center
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