Burger King scene of 2 births in 2 days
DENVILLE Two baby boys were delivered on consecutive days at a Burger King parking lot this weekend.
At around 7:24 p.m. Friday, Denville patrol officers responded to a report of a woman going into labor in the Burger King parking lot.
The expectant parents were on their way to nearby St. Clare’s Hospital, but they were caught in heavy traffic when the woman began to experience contractions.
The traffic was a result of a fatal accident in Roxbury, which caused 90-minute delays on Route 80 West on Friday afternoon and into the evening.
After pulling into the Burger King parking lot, the expectant parents called 911 for help.
Shortly after police arrived, Denville Fire Department First Aid Squad members arrived to assist the woman.
The woman went into labor within minutes, and with the help of members of both departments, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Police proudly shared the news on Twitter after the successful delivery.
Little did they know they’d return one day later to do it all over again.
At around 8:24 p.m. Saturday, the same patrol officers responded to the Burger King parking lot for another report of a woman going into labor.
This couple was on their way to Morristown Medical Center when the woman began to experience severe contractions, prompting the driver to pull into Burger King and dial 911.
Patrol officers arrived as the expectant mother began to give birth, and the officers again performed a successful delivery of a healthy baby boy in the back seat of the vehicle.
“I don’t want to speak for the first aid squad, who played a large part in the first birth, but the police officers are quite simply just happy that they could be of assistance to both of the families,” Capt. Keith Partin said.
Both deliveries occurred during Burger King’s night shifts.
Some employees of the fastfood restaurant witnessed both births.
The Burger King in Denville, N.J., was the inadvertent birthplace of two baby boys too impatient for a hospital.