Around 30 people crowded King William Street near the Bank of England in Central London where a woman was trapped under a taxi during lunch hours on Monday.
Lawyer Claire Miller from New Zealand had been knocked down by a cab and was stuck beneath it for a while before people got together to rescue her.
Laura Fares, 37, a commuter who was near a London underground station, rushed to the site after she heard that a woman had been hit by a cab. She then began calling bystanders for help and getting them to lift the cab off Miller as she lay there semi-conscious and bruised.
Paramedics, although present, were unable to reach the young lawyer under the vehicle but after Miller was freed, they rushed her to a local hospital immediately where she was treated for pelvic and leg injuries.
The entire scene was filmed by an office worker from a nearby building.
Following immediate treatment, Miller was released and is said to be recovering from the injuries she received. She stated: “Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for what everybody did – Londoners are great.”