Dr. Oz responds after cab hits pedestrian

Dr. Oz responds after cab hits pedestrian

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A tourist 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 told 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.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, saw what was happening from his office window and raced to the scene to help the seriously injured victim, who was visiting from England. He said a plumber named David Justino, who happened to be there, was already helping the woman. The plumber used his belt as a tourniquet. That likely helped slow the bleeding and saved her life, Oz said.

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.
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