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Woman who lost leg after being hit by New York taxi says driver’s apology is meaningless

A British woman who lost her leg when she was hit by a taxi in New York has finally received an apology from the driver, but insisted it’s ‘meaningless’ seven-years-later. 

Sian Green-Lord, 29, from Leicester, was struck by the yellow cab near the Rockefeller Center shortly after arriving in the city for a holiday in 2013, and later had to have her leg amputated. 

Appearing today on Lorraine, she told how after the ‘life-changing accident’ the car’s driver showed ‘no remorse’  and never even attempted to contact her. 

However when asked by the show to make a statement, said he ‘feels bad everyday’ and said he ‘needs’ Sian’s forgiveness. 

But the mother-of-one said that it meant nothing to receive an apology now, because she’s had to spend years ‘coming to terms’ with his apparent lack of remorse. 

Sian Green-Lord (pictured), 29, from Leicester, had her leg amputated when she was hit by a taxi in New York in 2013 

Appearing today on Lorraine, she told how after the 'life-changing accident' the car's driver showed 'no remorse' and never even attempted to contact her

Appearing today on Lorraine, she told how after the ‘life-changing accident’ the car’s driver showed ‘no remorse’ and never even attempted to contact her

Speaking of the driver, she said: ‘I’d had this life-changing accident.

‘For an adult, in control of the situation,to not help and not show remorse, I don’t know how you would sleep at night. 

‘But I’ve really had to bury it and come to terms with the fact that I’ve never had an apology.’

Host Lorraine Kelly then revealed that the show had been in contact with the driver, and he had finally offered an apology to Sian. 

Host Lorraine Kelly then revealed that the show had been in contact with the driver, and he had finally offered an apology to Sian

Host Lorraine Kelly then revealed that the show had been in contact with the driver, and he had finally offered an apology to Sian 

Despite his apology, in which he said that he 'needs' Sian to forgive him, the mother-of-one told how over the years she had 'come to terms' with the lack of apology and felt it was meaningless

Despite his apology, in which he said that he ‘needs’ Sian to forgive him, the mother-of-one told how over the years she had ‘come to terms’ with the lack of apology and felt it was meaningless 

Reading out the statement, Lorraine said: ‘Thank you for contacting me. I feel bad everyday, please forgive me, I need her forgiveness.’ 

Sian responded: ‘I think its really hard, because it’s been so long. I’ve had to come to terms with not having an apology – it doesn’t mean anything. 

‘At the time, it wasn’t there. When I was going through all the things I was going through, I’m in a different place in my life.’ 

Earlier this year, fashion-forward Sian came up with the idea to have her prosthetic limb transformed by her vintage Louis Vuitton bag, after the idea came to her in a dream.  

She explained: ‘It was a bag that I found on eBay. When I got it, I really didn’t want to chop it up! 

‘Fashion was such a huge part of who I was before, so this leg is like a tribute to myself.’ 

Earlier this year, fashion forward Sian came up with the idea to have her prosthetic limb transformed by her vintage Louis Vuitton bag, after the idea came to her in a dream

Earlier this year, fashion forward Sian came up with the idea to have her prosthetic limb transformed by her vintage Louis Vuitton bag, after the idea came to her in a dream

The mother, who models and is a motivational speaker in schools, says her new look has given her bags of confidence - and she documents her stylish looks on her Instagram page

The mother, who models and is a motivational speaker in schools, says her new look has given her bags of confidence – and she documents her stylish looks on her Instagram page

The mother, who models and is a motivational speaker in schools, says her new look has given her bags of confidence – and she documents her stylish looks on her Instagram page. 

And Sian says she now receives floods of message from fellow amputees who say it’s the best prosthetic leg they have seen.

Sian, then 24, had just bought a hot dog and was eating at the plaza with her best friend when the taxi mounted  the kerb. 

A plumber used his belt to make a life-saving tourniquet for her leg while a pizza truck owner raced to put her severed foot on ice. 

Witnesses said the vehicle was on Sixth Avenue and 49th Street when it hit a cyclist before jumping the curb, crashing into Sian and coming to a stop by a fountain.

Sian, who studyied to be a fashion buyer a De Montfort University Leicester, was conscious throughout the ordeal and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where she underwent surgery. One of her legs was severed at the ankle and she suffered injuries to the other. 



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