Officer helps deliver baby in peak traffic
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.