Wife Of Man Gored To Death By Yak Sues 911 For $7M
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The wife of a Central Oregon man who was gored to death by a yak on his hobby farm is suing Deschutes County’s 911 system for $7 million, saying a dispatcher failed to send an ambulance when the man called.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit filed last week says Brian Wing moaned in pain, but was unable to speak clearly when he dialed 911 from his Redmond area farm Aug. 16, 2017.
The suit says dispatchers failed to send help — even though 13 seconds into the call the 911 system pinged Wing’s cellphone and determined his location.
The suit says Wing’s wife called 911 after she found her husband unconscious on their front porch, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Deschutes County 911 Service District didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.