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Cab driver who maimed English tourist dodges charges

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A British tourist who lost her leg after being hit by a cab in August won’t see any charges for the driver responsible.

On Thursday, district attorney spokeswoman Joan Vollero announced that criminal charges “cannot be filed” in the case.

Witnesses say Faysal Himon, 24, intentionally drove his taxi onto the curb after an argument with a bike messenger on August 20.

Tourist and cabbie

24-year-old Faysal Himon got in a heated argument with a bicyclist in Midtown in August, jumped the curb and hit an English tourist, severing her foot.

Sian Green was vacationing with her friend when she was hit near Rockefeller Plaza.

Green’s attorney said the assistant district attorney informed him there was a lack of evidence regarding the driver’s intent.

Tourist and cabbie

British tourist Sian Green is now back in the UK recovering after having surgery to amputate part of her leg.

He added that Green continues to recover from multiple injuries back home in the UK and isn’t letting this news affect her positive spirit, unbelievable strength and incredible poise.