Teen Who Died in San Francisco Plane Crash May Have Been Killed by Ambulance (VIDEO)

The Asiana Airlines flight that crash landed in San Francisco saw two fatalities and many injures, but no doubt it could have been much, much worse. Hundreds of people survived the crash and that is something to be grateful for. But that will not soothe the parents of the two 16-year-old girls from China who were coming to the U.S. for a Christian school exchange.

Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, who were at the back of the plane, were both thrown from the wreckage and found dead on the tarmac. It was assumed they both died when the tail was ripped off the body of the plane. But now investigators say that something else may have caused the death of one of the girls. In fact, she may have not died in the crash after all. She may have been run over by the very vehicle that was coming to the passengers' aid -- an ambulance.

San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White reportedly told the press that one of the girls (it's unclear which one) had injuries consistent with being run over. She told the San Francisco Chronicle:

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. That could have been something that happened in the chaos. It will be part of our investigation.

I can only imagine how devastating it would be to hear your teen daughter -- whom you are sending to another country for a mere three weeks with her Christian group -- is killed in a crash landing.

But to hear that perhaps she survived and then was run over by an approaching ambulance?!

I realize that it must have been chaotic and that the ambulance was rushing to get to the scene and perhaps the girl was blocked by debris or something, but it just seems incredible that this could happen.

The parents of the two teen girls are expected in the U.S. today and they will be given the results of the autopsy report before the public gets it. Perhaps the ambulance hit her after her death? The parents must be shocked and devastated,  but if they also find out that their daughter could have been saved but wasn't because of this tragic accident ... they will be horrified. If it were me, I'd also be furious.

Do you think you could understand if this happened to your child?

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While correct that this could have been worse,whats so heartbreaking is that those girls were probably their parents only children since they were from China with their one child rule.

adopt... adoption2013

How the heck do you accidently run over someone at an accident scene?  No I wouldn't understand.  It was reasonably foreseeable that injured people would be on the ground they should have been watching more closely.  There is no excuse for this type of negligence.  The driver responsible should be criminally charged.  

momma... momma0ffive

I'm going to be of the unpopular opinion and I apologize ahead of time. I believe in fate. I believe on that day at that time those two girls were suppose to die....as part of there fate.

Here me out. On a plane of 300 passengers only two perish.....two that were close friends the only two who died. It was their time, it was their fate. As sad as it is....once your time has come, you can't avoid it just like in this case

Deb Seyfried Dennis

i'm sorry, I think there are some thinfs you just don't need to know.  It was a plane crash, it was chaos, and IF an accident occured on the ground, then it is terrible, but I personally dont think that anything is gained from the possibilty being made public.  It will not help those poor parents in any way.  

heydo... heydooney

My brother was a tow truck driver and was called to come get an unattended crashed car from a ditch. He was supposed to back up to it and tow it out but he felt something just wasn't right. He got out and walked to the car and found the driver, ejected and alive, right where he would have backed over. I can't imagine how that would have affected him had he not followed his instinct and checked. I feel for everyone involved.

Silvana Friedman

Love these couch potato judgements! Do you really think these emergency personnel who risk their lives need this bullcrap jusdgement? They were trying to get to a tragidy quickly, and I'm sure their was smoke and debri everywere, and I'm sure they all feel terrible about this. Let's just all judge them and make it worse. I'm sure if they drove in slowly and had someone out directing the vehicles in a methodical method, they would be accused of a slow response and how many lives could they have saved if they were faster.


Angel Baker

Hey MommaOffive,

I am just curious, your a mother of five, right? Well, I have a question.. If one of your children were murdered, killed in a tragic accident would you also say it was their fate as well? I mean would you think it was fate for them to get murdered or killed in a tragic accident? I am just curious.

Tragic things happen all the time, but I wouldn't call it a child's fate.. We are all entitled to our own opinion but I think that opinion is a load of manure.

nonmember avatar Phoenix

Hey mommaoffive, a third girl died of her injuries. Was that fate or not?

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