CRIME
01/15/2014 11:22 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

New Asiana Crash Video Shows Responders Neglected Victim Before Running Her Over Twice

Shocking new video from the aftermath of last year's Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco shows that firefighters neglected what they thought was the lifeless body of a victim before running her over twice.

Ye Meng Yuan, a 16-year-old Chinese student, died after she was struck by a fire truck following the crash.

Helmet-mounted camera video obtained by CBS San Francisco shows the chaotic scene leading up to the girl's death.

According to the station, in the chaos following the crash, responders ignored what they assumed was a dead body, and did not check to see if the girl was alive.

The video shows one firefighter halting an oncoming fire truck as the vehicle approaches the victim.

"There's a body right there, right in front of you," one responder says.

According CBS, Ye was run over once 15 minutes after authorities located her and then a second time several minutes later.

Originally, officials said that the truck that crushed Ye sprayed flame-retardant foam that obscured her body from vision, according to SF Gate.

According to the paper, at least some responders saw Ye's body, but did not check her vital signs.

"[According to one responder]... the girl was in the fetal position, her eyes rolled up, her face waxen and wearing a grimace. He described her as resembling a CPR training mannequin and said she appeared to be dead."

The video does not include the moment the girl was run over. According to the New York Daily News, that footage is in the hands of the girl's family, who is suing the city of San Francisco.

“What the family wants is accountability,” Justin Green, attorney for the family, told CBS News. “They want to know why weren’t the firefighters trained, why weren’t the supervisors certified and why hasn’t the fire department come clean about what happened?”

Three people died in the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 last July. Ye was one of two people who died at the scene. Another victim died at a hospital a few days later.

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