Rush hour delivery for baby girl stuck in traffic

16th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

16 January 2006, MADRID — An expectant father flagged down an ambulance in a traffic jam when he realised his wife would not make it to hospital in time before she gave birth.

16 January 2006

MADRID — An expectant father flagged down an ambulance in a traffic jam when he realised his wife would not make it to hospital in time before she gave birth.

The ambulance took the couple on board and when she started to give birth, it put on its emergency lights and sirens to get her to hospital as fast as possible.

The woman, named only as Olga, gave birth to a daughter in the ambulance. The baby weighed between 2.5-3 kilogrammes and was in perfect health, like the mother.

The episode started at about 8.05, at the height of the rush-hour, when ambulance workers noticed a man in lay-by of M-30 motorway, near Madrid.

He was making frantic gestures to say his wife was going to give birth and they needed help. He said he was stuck in traffic and would never get to hospital in time.

The crew took the couple to the Hospital Doce de Octubre, but before they could get there, she had given birth.

It was the second time this had happened to the same crew within  the past 60 hours.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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