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No charges over Leicester tourist cab crash

Sian Green talking on the ITV Daybreak sofa Credit: ITV Daybreak

There will be no criminal charges brought against the New York taxi driver who ploughed into a fashion student from Leicester, leading to the loss of her leg, her lawyers have said.

Sian Green had to have the lower part of her left leg amputated by surgeons after the 24-year-old was hit by a cab as she took in the sights while holidaying with a female friend.

Her lawyer in New York, Daniel Marchese said in a statement that the city's assistant district attorney's office had informed him it would not be pressing charges against the man driving the cab, Faysal Himon.


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.