2 Left Paralyzed in SF Plane Crash

19 still at SF General Hospital, 6 in critical condition
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2013 2:59 PM CDT
NTSB investigators conduct a first site assessment overnight of the Asiana Airlines flight 214 that crashed at the San Francisco International Airport.   (AP Photo/NTSB)

(Newser) – Two passengers have been left paralyzed in the San Francisco plane crash, which also killed two others—now identified as Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan, both 16-year-old girls from China. Nineteen victims of the crash remain at San Francisco General Hospital, six of them in critical condition, says Chief of Surgery Margaret Knudson, per Time. Two are being treated for severe road rash, likely a result of being dragged. Others are suffering from spinal fractures and abdominal injuries, probably from being thrown around in their seat belts, says Knudson. (Read more San Francisco International Airport stories.)

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