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."
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.
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.
She is in recovery now and they have had to amputate what is left of her foot. We are a really close family and we are all devastated by what has happened. We just want to be at our daughter's side right now.