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Taxi crash tourist leaves hospital
A British holidaymaker who lost part of her leg after being hit by a New York taxi has been discharged from hospital.
Sian Green is set to return to the UK in the next few days according to a family spokesman and is said to be looking forward to getting back to normal.
Miss Green, 24, from Leicester, was involved in an accident while holidaying with her best friend in New York.
Her injuries were so serious she had to have part of her left leg amputated below the knee.
However, despite the accident, Miss Green has kept a positive outlook according to doctors who have praised her attitude.
The fashion student has spent more than five weeks in the city's Bellevue Hospital surrounded by friends and family, where she has been making good progress.
Her father, mother, sister Stacey and best friend Keshia Warren - with whom she travelled to the city - have all remained at her side.
In a recent interview on American television, she praised people at the accident scene in mid-town Manhattan on August 20, whose quick-thinking she believes saved her life.
Miss Green also told reporters she could remember an argument between a taxi driver and a cyclist before the accident, and not being able to move after being hit.
In a statement today her family confirmed she had been discharged on September 26, and was preparing to fly home.
"Sian's incredible strength has been an inspiration to all," they said.
"Her positive attitude, infectious personality and determination to recover have played an important role in the result of her discharge.
"In addition, her family, friends and loved ones have been a constant source of motivation for Sian.
"The unwavering love and support from her best friend, Keshia Warren, who has been by her side every day for the past five weeks has also provided her with another source of courage and strength."
Her family added Miss Green was now looking forward to getting back to a normal routine and focusing on her fashion studies.
They also thanked the people of New York for the kindness and care they had shown their daughter.