Baby born in car amid traffic
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.