NYC Cab Hits Pedestrians, Cyclist on 49th and 6th (+Photos): Dr. Oz on Scene

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 20, 2013 Updated: June 24, 2015

A  jumped a curb and ran into pedestrians near 49th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City on Tuesday morning, leading to a 23-year-old woman having her right leg amputated at the knee, an NYPD spokeswoman told Gothamist.

The New York Post has identified the victim as a tourist, and reported that witnesses said she appeared to have lost both legs. 

Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz heard the accident Tuesday morning outside Rockefeller Center and rushed to the scene to help out. The studio where he tapes his syndicated talk show is nearby.

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.

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 The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.