Of­fi­cer helps de­liver baby in peak traf­fic

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS -

COM­MUTERS on the N2 in Cape Town had to make way for a very spe­cial per­son dur­ing peak hour traf­fic yes­ter­day.

Traf­fic of­fi­cer Amanda Fojo was go­ing about her busi­ness when a des­per­ate mo­torist stopped along­side her and pleaded with her to help a preg­nant woman.

“At about 7 this morn­ing‚ se­nior traf­fic of­fi­cer Amanda Fojo was is­su­ing a ticket to a taxi driver on the N2 in­com­ing at Jakes Ger­wel Drive when a mo­torist stopped along­side and re­quested an es­cort to Mow­bray Ma­ter­nity Hospi­tal for a fe­male pas­sen­ger in labour‚” traf­fic spokesman Richard Cole­man said.

Fojo looked at the mother in the back seat and re­alised the baby was on its way.

“She put her mid­wifery skills to use in­stead and helped the lady de­liver a healthy baby boy‚” Cole­man said.

Fojo then es­corted the mother and baby to the Mow­bray Ma­ter­nity Hospi­tal.

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