Aug 23 2013
A New York taxi driver involved in a crash that cost a British tourist her leg has said the accident was not his fault.
Mohammed Fasyal Himon said he was "very sorry" about the accident but he blamed a cyclist who pounded on his car and yelled at him for causing the crash.
British tourist Sian Green was hit at the Rockefeller Centre on Tuesday. She lost her leg below the knee in the accident. One of Ms Green's doctors said she is likely to regain use of the other leg with physiotherapy.
Fernando Mateo of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers joined Mr Himon to announce the creation of a fund to help Ms Green with medical expenses. They have raised 3,000 dollars (£1,900) so far.