What’s trend­ing on so­cial me­dia this week

Daily Mercury - - WEEKEND - with Alexia Pur­cell Alexia Pur­cell is a News Corp so­cial me­dia ed­i­tor.

WHO doesn’t love a good news story? We had a cracker last week­end on our web­sites about a baby born by the side of the Bruce Hwy in North Queens­land.

The story went: a mum-of-one thought she had plenty of time to dash to the hospi­tal with baby num­ber two on the way but half­way through the 67km jour­ney she screamed at her part­ner to pull over.

“I have to push, I have to push. I could feel my waters bulging and then there was a head,” she told the Whit­sun­day Times.

“He pulled over as soon as he could but at that stage she had al­ready come and was on my chest.”

Un­able to re­cline the front seat be­cause of the baby seats, her part­ner made a makeshift bed on the side of the road. But he couldn’t re­move the baby be­cause of the cord.

“I didn’t have my Leather­man or knife,” he said.

Af­ter an am­bu­lance ar­rived and mum and baby were checked over, the proud dad cut the cord and they all went to hospi­tal.

There the dad madly googled high­way baby names but the search only re­turned “bad ass girl biker names”.

In the end they named her Layla Ma­ree.


Mother and new baby wait for the QAS half­way be­tween Bowen and Proser­pine.

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