911 Dispatcher Tells Teen to ‘Stop Whining’ After Fatal Accident
A 911 dispatcher in Washington D.C. is being scrutinized for the callous response he gave to a teen during a 911 call made after a fatal hit-and-run accident.
The 911 call came in Sunday (Feb 1) after a car hit the girl's father 38-year-old Rick Warrick and his fiancee 28-year-old Julia Pearce as they were changing a tire on the side of the road. During the 911 call, the dispatcher can be heard telling the 13-year-old girl to 'stop whining' as she frantically tries to answer his questions.
The collision killed Warrick, and Pearce was in fair condition as of Thursday (Feb 5).
Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said that the dispatcher has been reassigned to a non-public role pending an investigation. Davies said that, depending on the findings of the investigation, the dispatcher could return to answering 911 calls or face termination.
You can listen to the entire 911 call in the video above.
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