British tourist who had leg amputated after taxi crash suing New York City for £17m

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TODAY -- Pictured: Sian Green appears on NBC News'
TODAY -- Pictured: Sian Green appears on NBC News'

A British tourist is suing New York City for $27 million (£16.4 million) after she lost her leg in a taxi crash while on holiday in the city in August.

Sian Green, 24, from Leicester, had to have her leg amputated after the cab ran over the curb and hit her in New York's Rockefeller Center.

According to CBS Local, Sian's decision comes after the assistant district attorney announced criminal charges were not being brought against taxi driver Faysal Himon.

Her claim says his license should have been suspended before the accident because of numerous points.

New York Daily News reports that her lawyer Dan Marchese said: "The Taxi & Limousine Commission should have suspended his license BEFORE the time of the accident.

"Admittedly, due to a 'computer glitch,' TLC failed to ensure pedestrian safety, and specifically [Green's] safety and well-being."

The city Law Department is reviewing the claim.

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