The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Thursday, April 12, 2018

‘Tell my mom that I love her if I die,’ teen pleads as van seat fatally crushes him | WPXI

I can’t hear you,” Plush told the dispatcher, according to WCPO. “I need help. I’m gonna die here.”

The dispatcher either could not hear him clearly or did not understand what he was trying to say. She asked, over and over, “Where are you? What is the address?”

“I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom that I love her if I die,” the teen said.

A timeline established by the news station indicates that Plush got disconnected about six or seven minutes after he placed his first call. Officers who were dispatched when that call ended tried calling him back, but the call went to voicemail. 

When they did not get a response, the officers marked their assignment complete, the WCPO timeline said. 


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Poor little chap. The police weren't much bloody use, were they?

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 12, 2018 4:16:40 PM