Cabdriver who injured NYC tourist faces suspension

A taxi rests on part of a stone A taxi rests on part of a stone wall at the northwest corner of 49th Street and 6th Avenue after the vehicle earlier jumped the curb, injuring at least two people in Manhattan. (Aug. 20, 2013) Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

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The cabdriver who plowed into a tourist near Rockefeller Center on Tuesday, severing her foot, faces suspension of his hack license and will no longer be leased a taxi medallion, according to officials.

Police are reviewing video taken at the scene and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly didn't rule out that the driver could be charged.

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"These collisions or accidents take some time to reconstruct, so that investigation is going forward," Kelly said Wednesday. Witnesses of the grisly crash rushed to put the foot of the victim, Sian Green, 23, a fashion trainee from Leicester, England, on ice but reattachment was not possible. Green's leg was amputated below the knee, Kelly said.

The Taxi & Limousine Commission is moving to suspend the hack license of the cabdriver, Mohammad Himon, 24, who accumulated seven DMV points on his driver's license, according to spokesman Allan Fromberg. Himon was fined $115 for driving 65 mph in a 45 mph zone in Manhattan in 2011, among other infractions, officials confirmed.

Himon owned his cab, but leased his medallion, and the medallion owner, NYC Taxi Group Inc., will no longer lease Himon a medallion "as a precaution," said Michael Woloz, spokesman for Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade, which represents medallion owners. Himon could not be reached for comment.Himon was issued a summons for being an "unauthorized driver" and the NYC Taxi Group Inc. also was issued two summonses in the incident, police said.Green's mother and father were expected to arrive in New York yesterdayWednesday to see their daughter as she recovered at Bellevue Hospital Center, according to her hometown newspaper, the Leicester Mercury. William Donaghue, the father of Green's boyfriend, told the paper his son had talked to Green on the phone. "Sian is as upbeat as you can be about this, she is determined not to let this ruin her life," he said.

With amNewYork

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