Quick-thinking good Samaritans, including TV's "Dr. Oz," helped save the life of a British tourist whose leg was severed by a runaway taxi in midtown Manhattan.
Quick-thinking good Samaritans, including TV’s “Dr. Oz,” helped save the life of a British tourist whose leg was severed by a runaway taxi in midtown Manhattan.
The 23-year-old victim, Sian Green, was struck in a Rockefeller Center plaza Tuesday.
Union plumber David Justino fashioned a tourniquet with his work belt for one of Green’s legs. He used a dog leash for the other injured leg.
Mehmet Oz, who was walking in the area, rushed over when he heard the accident. He credits Justino for saving the woman’s life.
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Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday the woman’s family is en route from Leicester, England. She remains sedated.
Police say the cab driver was issued a summons for being an unauthorized driver. The accident is under investigation; he could face other charges.