A cabbie feuding with a bike messenger stepped on the gas and jumped the curb outside Rockefeller Center this morning, severing at least one foot of a beautiful female British tourist as horrified witnesses — including TV’s “Dr. Oz” — rushed to help, officials and witnesses said.
“The hood of his car was so close to me, I could touch it. I told him to stop, he gets angry, he honks his horn, and he accelerates, and that’s it — I’m on the hood of the car, and the woman is under his car,’’ said the cyclist, who refused to give his name.
The yellow taxi plowed into Sian Green, 22, who had arrived from England with her best friend last night, around 11:20 a.m. in front of a fountain at Sixth Avenue and 49th Street, witnesses and cops said.
Green had just bought a hot dog at the corner of Sixth and 50th Street and was walking south down Sixth with her pal eating it when she was hit, witnesses said.
Her left foot — completely severed below the shin — went flying in the air, witnesses said. Part of her right leg was dangling by just its skin.
A nearby pizza-truck owner, Max Crespo, said he grabbed the severed limb, put it in a bucket and ran around collecting ice from street vendors to throw on top of it.
The hot-dog vendor who had just sold the woman her food rushed down the street with a cooler full of ice to help.
Meanwhile, another passer-by, David Justino, a union plumber in the area on a job, jumped into action.
“I just grabbed my belt, went over, lifted her up, put it on and held it’’ for a tourniquet, he said. “From the shin down, [her leg] was gone.
“I just worried about the blood, there was too much blood,’’ he said.
Justino said he “grabbed a dog leash from a passer-by’’ for the other leg.
“I held it until Dr. Oz came over. ... We waited for the paramedics to come. It seemed like forever.’’
Dr. Mehmet Oz said he had been walking up Sixth with his medical students when, “All of a sudden, we realized that [a cab] had just gone up on the curb, and we all ran together.
“We used the belt and a dog leash to stop the bleeding,’’ he said. “Thankfully, Dave had a belt — which everyone tugged on.”
“These guys saved her life,’’ the doctor said of Justino, Crespo and the other good Samaritans.
[It] was very smart thinking, because a simple thing like a union plumber’s belt can save your life.’’
The famous doctor added that he had “just spoke to [Green’s] mom over in England.
“She has no friends here except the person she came with,’’ he said of Green, who was rushed to Bellevue Hospital.
Law-enforcement sources said the cabbie who hit her, Mohammed Himon, was likely to be slapped with multiple summonses for the crash but not criminally charged.
Sources said Himon may have been fuming because the bike messenger cut him off as the pair headed up Sixth Avenue.
At one point, the cyclist may have banged on his taxi, they said.
Things heated up as the cabbie prepared to turn left onto 49th Street — into the path of the messenger.
“He wants to be No. 1 — these cabs don’t want to stop,’’ the messenger said.
“He was in the bike lane, and he wanted to turn, but he didn’t want to wait. ... I told him to calm down. ... When I moved forward, that’s when he accelerated because I couldn’t escape him.’