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S.F. firefighter claims she was blamed for Asiana death, lawsuit says
S.F. firefighter claims she was blamed for Asiana death, lawsuit says

A San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a 16-year-old passenger during the Asiana Airlines crash has filed a lawsuit claiming she was used as a “scapegoat” to minimize failures in the Fire Department. Elyse Duckett, a 24-year fire veteran, alleges the San Francisco Fire Department blamed her for running over Ye Mengyuan on July 6, 2013, allegedly ignoring video evidence showing the victim was first covered in fire-retardant foam and struck by another vehicle, according to the lawsuit filed Friday Duckett filed the lawsuit “to clear her name,” her attorney, Eduardo Roy, said. Ye, a Chinese high school student, was one of three people...

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