Cab hits pedestrian
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:54 AM EST
By LUKE FUNK, Senior Web Producer -
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -A tourist reportedly lost a leg when a cab jumped a curb and smashed into her in Rockefeller Center on Tuesday morning.
It happened at 49th and 6th Avenues at about 11:10 a.m.
Sources tell MyFoxNY.com that a cabbie had gotten into a road rage argument with a livery cab driver and the cars were trying to out run each other.
The cabbie apparently lost control and jumped the curb, hitting the woman who had been sitting on the fountain ledge.
Apparently, Dr. Mehmet Oz, saw the scene from an office window and raced to the scene to help the seriously injured victim, who was visiting from England.
A hot dog vendor reportedly helped pack her severed leg with ice to transport to the hospital.
A bicyclist was also hit in the crash but only suffered minor injuries and was able to walk away.
Police cordoned off the area as they investigated. A large crowd gathered to watch.