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911 Operator Told Teen to “Stop Whining” After Her Dad Was Kιlled in Accident

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A 911 dispatcher who told a teen to “stop whining” after the teen’s father hadWarrick been involved in a fatal accident no longer has interaction with citizens, an Anne Arundel official confirms.

According to NBC Washington, 38 year old Rick Warrick and his fiance were taking Warrick’s two teenaged kids to Dave & Buster’s on Sunday when their tire went flat on the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Maryland.

Warrick pulled his 2007 Hyundai Sonata over to the side of the road so he could change the tire and was struck by a hit and run driver.

Warrick, who worked as a car salesman, was tightening the lugs on the replacement tire when he was struck at around 9:15pm. Warrick’s fiance was also seriously injured by the hit and run driver.

An audio recording captured the conversation between the 911 dispatcher and Warrick’s teen daughter.

“Can y’all please hurry up!” the teen asks.

“Ma’am, stop yelling, I need a location,” the operator said, then the teen explains the situation and location.

“OK, 295, that’s good. We’re located now on a highway. Now that’s a pretty long road,” he says.

The teen tells the dispatcher that two people were hit by a car.

“Yes, they both…”

Then the dispatcher interrupts.

“OK, let’s stop whining. OK, let’s stop whining. It’s hard to understand you… two people were struck, correct?” the operator said.

As the teen explains that there are two people lying on the ground, the operator makes a request.

“Is there someone else there I can talk to, because it’s so hard…”

Russ Davis with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department acknowledged mistakes made by the 911 operator, but says he was trying to help.

“However, what he was attempting to do was to get her attention, to start ascertaining information from her,” Davis said. “It was pretty clear at that point they didn’t know where they were.”

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