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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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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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