Baby born in car amid traf­fic

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

As many Amer­i­cans hit the road on Thanks­giv­ing, one baby couldn’t wait to join them.

Fire­fight­ers were called to help a woman in labor in a car on a sub­ur­ban New York high­way Thurs­day. But the baby was born be­fore they got there six min­utes later.

It happened around 2 p.m. on the Sprain Brook Park­way in Yonkers, just north of New York City. Fire Lt. Peter Con­nelly told The Jour­nal News the woman gave birth in the re­clined front seat of an SUV. The fa­ther was with her. Con­nelly said fire­fight­ers checked the baby girl’s vi­tal signs, cut the um­bil­i­cal cord, made sure she was warm and helped her mother stay calm. Both were soon taken to a hos­pi­tal.

Con­nelly said the baby ap­peared healthy.

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