Bay Area family sues paramedics for posting injured son’s photos on Instagram

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SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) – A San Francisco Bay Area couple has filed a lawsuit against an ambulance company and a driver for posting a picture of their adult son’s badly mangled leg onto Instagram.

The East Bay Times reports that many hashtags, including “byebyeankle,” accompanied the picture by driver Jacob Uyeyama, who was working for Falcon Critical Care Transport when he snapped the photo in March.

The suit was filed on behalf of Keyano Fiel, who sustained life-threatening injuries during a motorcycle crash in Vallejo, California in March. He had severe brain damage, and an injury to an ankle that required amputation, the newspaper reported.

Neither Falcon’s attorney nor its staff returned phone requests for comment. It is unclear if Uyeyama is still employed there. He did send a written apology to the family.

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