Brit tourist thanks New Yorkers for helping her during Rock Ctr. crash
The British tourist who lost her shin after an out of control taxi struck her in Rockefeller Center last month returned to the area Tuesday to thank New Yorkers for coming to her aid.
Sian Green, 23, told Matt Lauer on the "Today" show that she still has some fear about that day but overall she is upbeat to be alive. Green, who hails from Leicester, England, said she was lucky to be talking in the studio because of the numerous pedestrians, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, came to her rescue.
"There's good people in this world, very good people in this world that I can't thank enough," she said.
Green and her friend Keshia Warren were shopping in the neighborhood on Aug. 20 when a cab driven by Mohammed F. Himon struck her. Himon, who wasn't criminally charged, was allegedly in a road rage fueled argument with a bike rider.
Green, who as a buyer for Hugo Boss, was taken to Bellevue and had her left shin amputated. The victim was released from the hospital this week and continues to go to physical therapy to help heal her other leg.
"We came in thinking it was going to be a holiday and then, like a whirlwind, it's turned upside down," she said of the incident.
Himon was suspended while the investigation into the crash continues, however it was revealed that he had several violations that were unchecked by the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission.
The TLC said a computer glitch caused the violations of more than 4,500 drivers to go unnoticed."Drivers who could have been suspended over several recent years will be sent letters laying out their options which are, monetary penalties or TLC license suspensions," the agency said in a statement.