Family alleges botched 911 call caused Kansas woman's death


February 19, 2021

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — The family of a Kansas woman who died after collapsing at her home is suing the Kansas City, Missouri, police and fire departments, alleging 911 dispatchers took too long to send an ambulance after the woman's 8-year-old son called for help.

Cathryn McClelland suffered a heart attack at her Prairie Village home in July 2019 while alone with her son and a baby daughter.

Her son, Joel, called 911 and gave dispatchers the family's address within a minute, according to the lawsuit.

The call bounced to a Kansas City, Missouri, tower, which was closest the house, and the...

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