San Francisco firefighter who ran over Asiana victim sues department, says she was scapegoat

The Associated Press
May 9, 2014 03:23 PM

SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a passenger thrown from the wreckage of an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport is suing the San Francisco Fire Department.

Elyse Duckett alleges that she is being made a scapegoat for larger failures in the rescue effort following the July 6 crash. The lawsuit was filed Friday in San Francisco Superior Court.

It says another rescue vehicle struck 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan before Duckett's, but only Duckett's name was released as someone responsible for running over the girl.

Duckett, a 24-year veteran of the force, seeks unspecified damages.

San Francisco fire department officials declined comment.


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