January 16th, 2014
08:13 AM ET

Asiana Crash Video: Firefighters Saw Injured Girl Before She Was Run Over

Teenager Ye Meng Yuan didn't die when a plane crashed at San Francisco International Airport last July. She actually survived the impact, only to die minutes later after a fire truck ran over her.

Now, newly released video suggests emergency workers saw Ye's injured body on the ground before she was fatally struck - challenging earlier claims that she was accidentally run over because she may have been covered in firefighting foam.

In the footage, one firefighter tried to stop an emergency vehicle racing toward the scene.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop, stop, stop! There's a body ... there's a body right there. Right in front of you," the firefighter told the driver.

The video was captured on a camera attached to a firefighter's helmet and first aired by CBS. Another video from a fire truck shows a firefighter on the ground directing the truck around a victim, who was not covered in foam at the time.

Ye, 16, was on her way to an American summer camp from her home in China. Justin Green, a lawyer for her family, said the video shows several firefighters saw her lying on the tarmac, but none "did the basic step of checking if she was alive."

"It's unthinkable," Green told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "It's unimaginable, because the first thing - the first priority of the firefighters or any rescue personnel - is saving lives, and the first step in triage is to take the pulse, check the respiration. That was never done."

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  1. ayrewolf

    just another example of America that is lazy

    January 16, 2014 at 8:33 am | Reply

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