Burger King scene of 2 births in 2 days

USA TODAY International Edition - - NEWS - Michael Izzo @MIz­zoDR (Mor­ris County) Daily Record

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.

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