A civil claim has been filed against the City of San Francisco by the parents of a 16-year-old Chinese girl who died following the crash of an Asiana Airlines last July. Ye Meng Yuan was allegedly struck by two San Francisco Fire Department vehicles while she lay injured on the tarmac covered in foam.
Her parents, Gan Ye and Xiao Yun Zheng, filed the administrative claim with the city alleging gross negligence by the city for failing to properly train firefighters, mark the locations of victims, and above all avoid hitting them with their vehicles. An amount of damages has not been specified.
The claim is a necessary precursor to a civil tort suit against the city. The city has 45 days to settle the claim before a suit can be filed.