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Rockntractor
08-21-2013, 01:18 AM
Dr. Oz, who has an office nearby, rushed to Sian Green's side as a passerby fashioned a tourniquet and a vendor put her foot on ice after the taxi plowed into the crowd Tuesday morning at 49th St. and Sixth Ave., near Rockefeller Center. The 24-year-old cab driver, Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon of Queens, was issued a summons for being an unauthorized driver.
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By Kerry Burke , Tina Moore , Pete Donohue AND Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cab-jumps-curb-midtown-hits-woman-reports-article-1.1431690#ixzz2cZeCACFl

Odysseus
08-21-2013, 10:52 AM
Dr. Oz, who has an office nearby, rushed to Sian Green's side as a passerby fashioned a tourniquet and a vendor put her foot on ice after the taxi plowed into the crowd Tuesday morning at 49th St. and Sixth Ave., near Rockefeller Center. The 24-year-old cab driver, Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon of Queens, was issued a summons for being an unauthorized driver.
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By Kerry Burke , Tina Moore , Pete Donohue AND Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cab-jumps-curb-midtown-hits-woman-reports-article-1.1431690#ixzz2cZeCACFl

The NY Post had a slightly different take on it:



23-year-old woman’s foot severed as cab mounts curb in road-rage duel with bicyclist (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/p/news/local/manhattan/taxi_nightmare_at_rock_center_d9OwbpE7veZAyjqNOcr6 SM)


[*=2]By KIRSTAN CONLEY, LARRY CELONA and DANIEL PRENDERGAST
[*=2]Last Updated: 7:35 AM, August 21, 2013
[*=2]Posted: 12:53 AM, August 21, 2013


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John Figlar
The wild scene just steps from Rockefeller Center.

A road-rage duel between a taxi driver and a bike messenger ended in horror yesterday when the cab jumped the curb at Rockefeller Center and crushed a British tourist enjoying her first day in the city — severing her left foot, witnesses and cops said.

TV’s “Dr. Oz” and two other men — a plumber and a pizza-truck owner — rushed to help the badly injured victim, 23-year-old Sian Green, after the 11:20 a.m. crash on Sixth Avenue at West 49th Street
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Dr. Mehmet Oz and the plumber fashioned tourniquets from a dog leash and a belt to stanch the bleeding, while the truck owner grabbed the severed foot and put it in a hot-dog vendor’s ice cooler.The pretty Briton had been eating a hot dog while walking down the street enjoying the beautiful sunny day with her best friend just before being hit.

“It was like a damn movie,’’ said the bike messenger, Kenneth Olivo.


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Sian Green was injured in the accident.

He and rogue hack Mohammed Himon, 24, of The Bronx were heading north on Sixth Avenue when the cyclist cut off the cabby, law-enforcement sources said.

Himon, in his yellow cab, chased Olivo to 49th Street, where the cyclist allegedly banged on the taxi.
Himon “wanted to turn, but he didn’t want to wait . . . He wants to be Number 1,’’ Olivo said.

“I told him to calm down . . . He gets angry, he honks his horn, and he accelerates, and that’s it — I’m on the hood of the car, and the woman is under his car . . . He accelerated, because I couldn’t escape him.”

Himon — who has a hack license but wasn’t authorized to drive that particular cab — struck Green with such force that her left leg was severed below the shin, and part of her right leg was left hanging by just the skin.


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John Figlar
A cop escorts cabby Mohammed Himon from his taxi on the sidewalk along Sixth Avenue yesterday after a road-rage incident led to a horrific smash into a tourist.

Doctors at Bellevue Hospital last night were fighting to reattach the severed limb and save her other leg.
Green had just arrived with her friend from London on Monday night.

“I feel really, really bad . . . It was a very bad accident,’’ Himon said.

He claimed that “the bike was banging on the back of the car,’’ and when he turned to look, he accidentally accelerated.

“Actually, I can’t even remember it. It happened really quick. I was very upset,’’ the Bangladeshi immigrant said.

“I am praying to Allah for her that she is getting better. Please pray for her and me.’’
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Apparently it was road rage incident. Wonder why the Daily News sanitized that?

Rockntractor
08-21-2013, 10:58 AM
Mohammed Himon will disappear.

Rockntractor
08-21-2013, 11:02 AM
I wonder if a real news source will report on it that isn't saturated with government influence?

noonwitch
08-21-2013, 02:17 PM
I don't watch Dr. Oz's show, but it was cool of him to give all the credit for saving the woman's life to the plumber.


I wish they had been able to re-attach her leg/foot, but I'm glad she's alive.