Terrifying Taxi Accident Sends Pedestrians’ Severed Feet “Flying” Through The Air

TV’s Dr. Oz was on the scene attending to victims until help arrived. WARNING: Graphic photos.

3. From The NY Post’s article:


“A nearby pizza-truck owner grabbed the portion of the ailing young woman’s left leg that had been severed below the knee in the 11:19 a.m. horror and put it in a bucket. He then ran around collecting ice from street vendors near the scene at Sixth Avenue and 49th Street to throw on top of it.”

9. The tourist who lost her legs was visting New York City with a friend who was also from England.

10. Witnesses told The New York Post that the driver sat in his car for at least 15 minutes before exiting the vehicle after the crash.

11. Update - Aug. 20, 2:13 p.m., EDT: Graphic photos from the scene have emerged. WARNING NSFW

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15. Update - Aug. 21, 10:45 a.m., the woman involved in the incident has been identified as Sian Green. She had been posting about her trip on Instagram in the days leading up to the accident.

 

16. There has been no official update on her medical status, but Green’s father reportedly told the Daily Mail that more of her leg may need to be amputated.

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17. The cab driver was questioned and released by police. He was issued a summons for being an unauthorized driver.

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