** Arkansas ambulance dispatcher ordered to pay $17 M to family for mishandled call that resulted in deaths of 2 people
UNITED STATES NEWS
** An Arkansas ambulance dispatcher from Little Rock has been ordered to pay $17 million in damages to the family of two people who died two years ago. That is the word from THV 11 (KTHV/October 19) which said a judge handed Candace Middleton the ruling earlier this week in relation to the January 19, 2015 incident. According to the news service, Middleton failed to dispatch police and fire department water rescue after an SUV hit some ice and plunged into a pond. Jinglei Yi, who was driving her son to preschool at the time, called 911, but died that day. Her then five-year-old son, meanwhile, died two years later from near drowning related injuries. The SUV was in the water 55 minutes before emergency assistance arrived.