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SF plane crash: Injured suffer spinal injuries, internal bleeding

SF plane crash: Injured suffer spinal injuries, internal bleeding

SAN FRANCISCO-- The number of people in critical condition has fallen from 10 to 5 at San Francisco General Hospital, which took in dozens of injured passengers from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed Saturday, hospital officials said. Among the 34 patients treated at San Francisco General, the more serious injuries included bone fractures and spinal injuries, said Dr. Chris Barton, chief of emergency services. They were the result of "the force of the plane going down,” Barton said. Eleven of those being treated there were children. Stanford University Medical Center has evaluated 45 patients, and has also seen spinal fractures, as well as internal bleeding. Seven...

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