Parents of woman struck by cab release statement

August 22, 2013 7:51:50 PM PDT
The parents of the young woman who was struck by a cab in midtown on Tuesday have arrived in the U.S. and released a statement through the hospital.

Sian Green, 23, is recovering at Bellevue Hospital after surgery to amputate part of her severely damaged leg. Her parents, Jason and Sonia Green, arrived and released the following statement:
There are not enough words to express our gratitude to everyone who has helped our family during this difficult time. We would especially like to thank:

  • Everyone at the initial scene of the accident, especially David Justino and Dr. Oz.
  • All the Emergency Services personnel at the scene who came to our daughter's aid.
  • All the staff at Bellevue Hospital Center, both medical and non-medical. Everyone we have come into contact with at the hospital has been more than helpful in ensuring our daughter is being well taken care of.
  • The New York Police Department, who have been at the hospital the entire time helping us.
  • The staff at British Airways, who were amazing.
  • The staff at our hotel, especially Fred Grapstein.
  • All our friends and family for their expressions of care and concern.
  • And a very special thanks to all the people of New York City and beyond who we don't know and have sent well wishes to our family.

    We hope Sian will soon be on her way to recovery and will be able to personally thank all the kind people of New York City.

    The hospital also released a statement on the victim's injuries saying,

    "Ms. Green had her left leg amputated below the knee as a result of the accident. Given the condition of the lower leg, replantation was not an option. Her right leg sustained multiple deep lacerations which were also cleaned and repaired and will likely regain most functionality with time and physical therapy. She has been cared for by a highly trained trauma and surgical team and was fortunate to not have sustained other major injuries. Ms Green has remained optimistic despite the difficult circumstances and is very fortunate to have such a loving and supportive family."

    - Spiros G. Frangos, MD, MPH, FACS

  • Trauma Surgeon
  • Associate Director of Surgery &
  • Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Bellevue Hospital Center

    The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission plans to suspend the license of the cab driver who jumped a curb in Midtown Manhattan and plowed into a group of pedestrians.

    Sources say Mohammad Himon was not authorized to drive the taxi he was driving when he crashed into a British tourist, severing her leg, on Tuesday.

    Police investigators are working to reconstruct the crash to determine if criminal charges should be filed.

    Green was visiting from Leicester with her friend, Keshia Warren, and had just arrived to the city. She was enjoying a hot dog by Rockefeller Center at time of the crash, and several passersby and witnesses were credited with helping save her life.