Family of tourist maimed in taxi accident thanks New Yorkers for saving her life

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(PIX11) — The family of British tourist Sian Green reached out to New Yorkers to thank them for their help after an out-of-control taxi hit her, severing her foot.

Immediately following the accident, Sian’s parents, Jason and Sonia prepared to fly across the Atlantic to see their little girl.

They issued a statement Thursday expressing not anger or disappointment with the accident, but gratitude — saying “there are not enough words to express our gratitude to everyone … especially David Justino and Dr. OZ … emergency services, NYPD and Bellevue Hospital … and to all the people of New York City and beyond …”

The accident took place on Tuesday as a result of apparent road rage between a cyclist and a cab driver.

The driver lost control of the car and ran over the curb, severing 23 year-old Sian Green’s foot.

Dr. Spiros G. Frangos, Sian’s trauma surgeon at Bellevue Hospital Center, says “Ms. Green had her left leg amputated below the knee as a result of the accident … replantation was not an option. Her right leg … will likely regain most functionality with time and physical therapy.”

The police are still investigating Faysal Himon, 24, who was driving the cab. He started driving his taxi in 2010 and has had one crash and several traffic violations since then. He will receive 30 days suspension and have a hearing in a couple of days.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is moving to suspend him for at least 30 days, but Himon will first have the opportunity to present his case before officials.