Outrageous LISTEN: 911 Dispatcher Tells Girl to 'Stop Whining' After Dad Hit By Car
A 911 dispatcher is coming under fire for how rudely he treated a teenage girl who frantically called for help.
The girl called 911 after her father, Rick Warrick, and his fiancée were run down by a hit-and-run driver.
The couple was trying to change a flat tire on the side of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Maryland.
During the call, the Anne Arundel County 911 dispatcher said, "Ma'am! Ma'am! Please stop yelling! Stop yelling please! So two people were struck?"
The girl replied, "Yeah, they both laying, they just laying."
He then interrupted the girl and said, "OK. Let's stop whining. OK? Let's stop whining. It's hard to understand you."
County officials called the dispatcher's handling of the call inappropriate and unacceptable. He is no longer allowed to take calls at the center.
Warrick died at the scene of the accident and his fiancée suffered serious injuries.
More details from AP:
MARYLAND CITY, Md. – Officials in Maryland say a 911 dispatcher told a teenager to stop whining after a hit-and-run crash that killed her father.
The Capital reports the Anne Arundel County dispatcher is now in a position where he won't have contact with the public. Fire department Capt. Russ Davies says the dispatcher "used a poor choice of words" and that an investigation into the call is underway.
Davies declined to identify the operator.
On a recording of the Sunday call, the dispatcher tries to determine the location of a crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the Maryland City area. Thirty-eight-year-old Rick Warrick of Washington, D.C., was fatally injured when a car hit him as he changed a tire. His fiancee was injured.
The dispatcher twice tells Warrick's daughter to stop whining during the call.