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
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.

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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.