Officer helps speeding woman deliver roadside baby
Police say both the new mother and her child were taken to hospital and are doing well Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, November 18, 2012 12:16PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 19, 2012 10:12AM EST
BELLEVILLE, Ont. -- Mom, baby -- and dad -- are all doing well after a harrowing roadside delivery in Belleville, Ontario.
Belleville Police Staff Sergeant Chris Barry says a patrol officer spotted a speeding vehicle during the wee hours of Sunday morning and was about to pull it over when the car suddenly stopped (on North Front Street) on its own by the officer's cruiser.
Barry says the man driving the car jumped out and told the officer he'd been racing to get his wife to a hospital to deliver her baby, but the baby decided it couldn't wait.
With the officer's help the woman gave birth to a boy at the side of the road in front of a grocery store.
Mother and child were then transported to hospital, where they are both said to be doing well.