The parents of a 23-year-old British tourist who lost part of her leg when she was hit by a taxi in New York on Tuesday have thanked those who helped at the scene of the accident, emergency staff, "and a very special thanks to all the people of New York City and beyond who we don't know."
In a statement via the hospital and obtained by ABC News New York, Sian Green's parents said:
Detectives are reconstructing the crash, ABC News reports, to determine if criminal charges should be filed against the taxi driver.
Relatives of a British woman who had part of her leg severed when she was hit by a taxi in New York are flying out to be by her side.
Sian Green's parents, Jason and Sonia Green, and boyfriend, William Lord, 26, were due to fly out last night.
“She is in recovery now, and they have had to amputate what's left of her foot,” Mr Green said.
“We are a really close family we are all devastated by what has happened, we don't know what to say. We just want to be at our daughter's side right now.”
A woman from Leicester has had part of her leg severed after a New York taxi mounted the pavement and hit her. Sian Green was taken to hospital in a critical condition and is thought to be having surgery on her other leg.
Witnesses say the cab swerved to avoid a cyclist. They've described using a dog-leash and a belt to help keep Ms Green alive.
Doctor Mehmet Oz was at the scene of the accident in New York and helped treat the woman, Sian Green from Leicester, whilst waiting for an ambulance.
Dave Justino, a plumber, used his belt to stem the British tourist's blood loss while waiting for an ambulance.
A woman from Leicester has had part of her leg severed by a New York taxi, city police are investigating whether or not her injuries were caused by road rage.
Sian Green has already undergone surgery and her father is flying out to America today to be by her side.
The "devastated" father of a British woman who had part of her leg severed by a New York taxi is flying out to America to keep a bedside vigil.
Sian Green has already undergone surgery after yesterday's incident, with city police investigating whether or not her injuries were caused by road rage.
Speaking from outside his home in Leicester, Ms Green's father Jason told the Leicester Mercury: "She is in recovery now, and they have had to amputate what's left of her foot.
"We are a really close family we are all devastated by what has happened.
"We don't know what to say."
A spokesman for New York Police Department has confirmed that a driver who hit a British tourist, seriously injuring her legs, has not been arrested or charged.
He said two other people - the driver and a cyclist involved in a collision which caused the taxi to veer on to the pavement - were also treated for injuries.