An emergency dispatcher has been reassigned after telling a teen who had witnessed her father being fatally struck by a vehicle to “stop whining,” WJZ reports.
According to the news station, the teenage girl saw both her father and his fiancee being hit by a car on the Baltimore-Washington Highway and frantically called 911 for help. The response she got, however, was reportedly far from comforting.
“Can you all hurry up, please?” the girl asked the operator.
“Ma’am, listen, let’s stop worrying about hurrying up and get there. We are already on our way,” the dispatcher reportedly replied.
The family were riding in the car when they caught a flat. The teen and her little brother stayed inside the car while her father, 38-year-old Rick Warrick, got out to fix the flat with his fiancee, who was holding a flashlight when a car struck them. The car kept going after crashing into the couple. Warrick died, but his fiancee did not receive any life-threatening injuries.
Source: The Root | BREANNA EDWARDS