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British tourist hit by NYC cab remains upbeat

September 24, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The British tourist who lost a leg after a runaway taxi struck her in midtown Manhattan says the bystanders who came to her aid show “there are good people in the world.”

Sian Green of Leicester said Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show that even seeing a yellow car brings back memories of that day. It was her first public appearance since the Aug. 20 accident, which happened in Rockefeller Center.

Quick-thinking bystanders including a nurse and TV’s Dr. Oz rushed to her aid. A plumber applied a tourniquet made from a belt.

But Green says her most vivid memory of the day is walking around the city, getting a drink, going to Times Square and having a great time with her best friend, who also appeared on the show.