Flight 214 Crash: Conditions Improve For Many Hospitalized Victims

Bay Area hospitals are continuing to treat victims of Saturday’s deadly Asiana Airlines crash and at least six remain in critical condition today.

Two 16-year-old girls died and more than 180 people were hurt when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport late Saturday morning.

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Sixty-two people on the flight were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where five patients, including one juvenile, remained in critical condition today.

Those patients suffered spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, abdominal injuries, internal bleeding, road rash and fractures.

There are seven other passengers still at San Francisco General today, listed in conditions ranging from serious to good. Those patients are two children and five adults.

A total of 55 patients were taken to Stanford Hospital after the crash.

Of the four who remain there today, one is in critical but stable condition. Another patient is in fair condition and two are in good condition, a hospital spokesman said.

Seven juvenile victims who were taken to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital after the crash were released Sunday evening.

A number of other Bay Area hospitals also accepted patients after Saturday’s plane crash, including St. Mary’s Medical Center, St. Francis Memorial Hospital and the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

Nine patients from the crash were transported Saturday to three California Pacific Medical Center campuses, CPMC spokesman Dean Fryer said.

Today three adults remain hospitalized in good condition suffering from a compression fracture, a leg injury and rib injuries, he said.

Two minors were also brought to CPMC hospitals but were released on Saturday, he said.

At San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Medical Center and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, 12 patients arrived at those hospitals: five at St. Mary’s and seven at St. Francis.

Today there is one patient at each hospital. Both are not in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said.

At the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center 15 patients were brought in on Saturday and treated for mostly minor injuries including scrapes and bruises, spokeswoman Karin Rush-Monroe said.

All 15 were discharged on Saturday she said and no survivors from the crash have been sent to the hospital since.

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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