Dr. Oz, union plumber aid injured British tourist

Quick-thinking good Samaritans, including a union plumber and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, helped saved the life of a British tourist whose leg was severed by a runaway taxi in midtown Manhattan.

FILE - This June 13, 2012 file photo shows television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz during a photocall at the 2012 Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, Oz rushed to an accident scene after a yellow cab jumped the curb and struck a pedestrian outside New York's Rockefeller Center. Oz says in a statement that emergency medical crews were already treating the injured woman who had a bad leg wound. He says a good Samaritan made a tourniquet out of a belt for the woman. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Quick-thinking good Samaritans, including a union plumber and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, helped saved 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 Rockefeller Center on Tuesday.

David Justino fashioned a tourniquet with his plumber's belt for one of Green's legs. He used a dog leash for the other injured leg.

TV's "Dr. Oz," who was walking in the area, rushed over when he heard the accident. He credited Justino for saving the woman's life.

A nearby food truck owner, Max Crespo, said he placed her severed limb in a bucket of ice.

Police say the cab driver was issued a summons for being an unauthorized driver. The circumstances of the accident are under investigation.

Associated Press
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