Rescue Vehicle May Have Killed Teen Crash Survivor

SAN FRANCISCO-The San Francisco (CA) Police Department’s hit-and-run detail is now investigating if one of two teens killed in the  July 6 Asiana Airlines crash was struck by a rescue vehicle responding to the incident. Her body was found near an evacuation slide, but Chief Joanne Hayes-White says that the girl sfufered injuries “consistent with being struck by a fire truck or other vehicle,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Also, it states that the police department’s major accident investigations team has checked tires from several San Francisco fire apparatus that responded to the crash.

An autopsy was expected to reveal if one of the two killed in the July 6 crash of an Asiana Airlines aircraft may have survived the crash but was subsequently struck and killed by a rescue vehicle. The results from the autopsy are expected in two to three weeks.

According to a USAToday.com report, San Mateo (CA) Coronoer Robert Foucrault says he was informed of a possibility that one of the dead may have sustained fatal injuries from another source rather than the plane crash.

It was Saturday July 6 when an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport.  Of the 307 on board the aircraft, there were 16 crew, and 123 escaped the crash without injury.

More information is available at http://usat.ly/12d1JRs.

 

 

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