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    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/coron...assenger-death

    CORONER: TEEN IN ASIANA CRASH KILLED BY VEHICLE
    By TERRY COLLINS
    — Jul. 19 2:00 PM EDT

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    SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — A teenager survived the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco only to be struck and killed by a fire vehicle rushing to fight a blaze that broke out on the plane, authorities said on Friday.

    San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan, a Chinese student, died of multiple blunt injuries consistent with being run over by a motor vehicle.

    He did not say what that vehicle was, but San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said officials believe the girl was struck by a specialized fire vehicle.

    "It's very difficult and devastating news for all of us," Hayes-White said.

    She said she has reached out to the girl's family through the consulate and wants to meet them.

    Investigators believe the teenager was on the ground and not standing up when she was struck, Hayes-White said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/coron...assenger-death

    CORONER: TEEN IN ASIANA CRASH KILLED BY VEHICLE
    By TERRY COLLINS
    — Jul. 19 2:00 PM EDT
    Now THAT looks like a lawsuit. Survives a plane crash, only to be killed by a fire truck. That is depressing.

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    That is about the worst luck imaginable. Can you imagine being in a plane crash and ejected from the plane (although it is not clear how she got out of the plane). You somehow survive only to see a truck coming at you and killing you. I just hope she was unconscious and maybe had no idea any of this was happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susan6 View Post
    Now THAT looks like a lawsuit. Survives a plane crash, only to be killed by a fire truck. That is depressing.
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    How can you blame the firefighters, though? They had no reason to believe anyone might have been on the ground...they were just trying to get to the plane and couldn't have been paying much attention to debris that was all around. Although, how they would have still run over any piece of debris the size of a human and not at least try and swerve...the driver must have had his eyes on the plane, and not on the tarmac.

    So, so, so very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spareoom View Post
    How can you blame the firefighters, though? They had no reason to believe anyone might have been on the ground...they were just trying to get to the plane and couldn't have been paying much attention to debris that was all around. Although, how they would have still run over any piece of debris the size of a human and not at least try and swerve...the driver must have had his eyes on the plane, and not on the tarmac.

    So, so, so very sad.
    She was covered in fire-suppression foam, laying on the ground...that foam is thick and puffy...in the chaos, and with all that debris on the ground, one can see how this tragic accident could happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardar1126 View Post
    She was covered in fire-suppression foam, laying on the ground...that foam is thick and puffy...in the chaos, and with all that debris on the ground, one can see how this tragic accident could happen.
    This is what I understood as well. They were damned either way. They were rushing to major, catostrophic accident. Time was of the essence. If they had slowed down, I doubt they would have been able to see the person under the foam, but then there would have been those folks complaining that they weren't moving fast enough toward the crash site to rescue the victims.

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    I don't think that the family would have standing for a lawsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB08822 View Post
    That is about the worst luck imaginable. Can you imagine being in a plane crash and ejected from the plane (although it is not clear how she got out of the plane). You somehow survive only to see a truck coming at you and killing you. I just hope she was unconscious and maybe had no idea any of this was happening.
    One hopes so, especially if she was being covered in firefighting foam and wasn't able to respond.

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