Arkansas judge orders ex-dispatcher to pay $17.6M; she is liable for damages in suffering, death of boy

Posted: October 20, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --1/14/2013-- Little Rock firefighters recover a vehicle submerged in a lake at Cooper Orbit Road and Rushmore Road. Ice on the road caused the driver to loose control of the vehicle.

A Pulaski County judge found a former Little Rock emergency call taker liable for $17.6 million related to the suffering and death of Le Yang, who in 2013 nearly drowned in an SUV submerged in a pond while he and his mom waited nearly an hour for rescue.

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