Babies don't wait for traffic lights: Woman gives birth in gridlock near Wellington Circle
State Police report a woman gave birth in the back seat of a car stuck in traffic on Rte. 16 this afternoon.
The traffic was at a near standstill due to malfunctioning traffic lights at Wellington Circle, State Police said in a statement. When a frantic 911 call came in around 1:30 p.m. about a woman who appeared to be about ready to give birth, state troopers rushed to Rte. 16 on foot to try to get cars off the road - so that the driver could get her to the hospital in time. It didn't work:
As the vehicle pulled up the occupants told the troopers the baby was being born and was directed into the paking lot of the Medford barracks.
When troopers opened the door the back door the baby girl had just been born. Troopers ensured the baby was breathing and wrapped her up in blankets until the arrival of Medford EMS. The mother and child were transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by ambulance with a State Police escort. At this time the mother and child are reportedly in good condition.