NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An Emergency Medical Services dispatcher may face disciplinary action for a delay in getting an ambulance to the scene of a car accident that killed a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side this week.
A grandmother and her granddaughter, Ariel Russo, were hit by a 17-year-old unlicensed driver who was fleeing police in his parents’ sport-utility vehicle Tuesday morning, police said. Franklin Reyes has been charged with manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, fleeing police and unlicensed driving in the crash.
Officials said the call came in to 911 at 8:15:38, it reached fire EMS at 8:15:40, but an ambulance wasn’t dispatched until four minutes later at 8:19:42, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported. It took a total of eight minutes for an ambulance to reach the scene.