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.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate: 'A Momentous Day'
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.