Did A Rescue Vehicle Kill A Flight 214 Survivor?

Published:1:16 pm EDT, July 8, 2013| Updated:10:35 am EDT, September 20, 2013|
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 7: In this handout photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, oxygen masks hang from the ceiling in the cabin interior of Asiana Airlines flight 214 following yesterday's crash, on July 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Boeing 777 passenger aircraft from Asiana Airlines coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed landed on the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Two people died and dozens were injured in the crash. (Photo by NTSB via Getty Images)

Reports coming out of San Francisco today say the NTSB are investigating whether a 16-year-old female survivor of the Asiana Flight 214 crash was hit by responding emergency vehicles while she was rushing to aid injured survivors. The unnamed female, one of the two fatalities of the crash so far, is reported to have been found 30 feet from the downed aircraft. Authorities have confirmed that this is the victim being investigated.

As it possibly could have happened, based on the injuries sustained, it could have been one of our vehicles that added to the injuries, or another vehicle,” said Joanne Hayes-White, the San Francisco Fire Chief. “That could have been something that happened in the chaos. It will be part of our investigation.

There is little information available at this time. The NTSB has refused to speculate. The teenager's autopsy is expected to be completed Monday night.

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