Brit's 'leg severed' by NY taxi

Police in New York are investigating why a taxi left the road and ploughed into a British tourist severing part of her leg. The woman, named locally as 23-year-old Sian Green, remains in hospital.

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Briton set to return to UK after New York taxi incident

A British holidaymaker who lost part of her leg after being hit by a New York taxi has been discharged from hospital.

The aftermath of the road accident outside the Rockefeller Center in central New York City Credit: Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Sian Green is set to return to the UK in the next few days according to a family spokesman and is said to be looking forward to getting back to normal.

Miss Green, 24, from Leicester, was involved in an accident just hours after arriving in the city for a holiday with her best friend.

Her injuries were so serious she had to have part of her left leg amputated below the knee.

NY taxi driver denies fault after Briton's leg severed

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."


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

Parents of British tourist hit by taxi thank New Yorkers

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:

There are not enough words to express our gratitude to everyone who has helped our family during this difficult time.

We hope Sian will soon be on her way to recovery and will be able to personally thank all the kind people of New York City.

Detectives are reconstructing the crash, ABC News reports, to determine if criminal charges should be filed against the taxi driver.

Parents of injured British tourist fly to New York

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.

The aftermath of the incident in New York Credit: Bradd Jaffy/@BraddJaffy/PA Wire

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.”

British tourist still sedated after losing leg in NY crash

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Sian Green, the British woman who had part of her leg severed in a collision involving a taxi in Manhattan, remains sedated in hospital.

Police said the taxi driver had been issued with a summons for being an unauthorised driver of the car.

Mr Kelly said the incident remains under investigation and the driver could face other charges.


'Devastated' father to fly to US to keep bedside vigil

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."

NYPD: Cause of taxi collision 'under investigation'

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.

The circumstances are still under investigation, whether it was some sort of rage or an accident. It looks like her leg or part of it was severed during the accident.

– Sergeant John Buthorn, nypd

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.

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