For the second time in as many months, New Jersey State troopers have sprung into action to help deliver a baby.
In the latest surprise delivery, two NJ State Troopers helped a woman deliver a baby girl on the right shoulder of the Garden State Parkway north in Hillside Township early Monday morning.
At 4:14 a.m., the expecting mother was being driven to a Hospital by her husband when she realized they were not going to make it. The couple stopped on the shoulder at milepost 143.2 and dialed 9-1-1.
When Trooper II Alex Muro and Trooper Arnaldo Mateo arrived shortly after being dispatched, they found mom-to-be already in labor in the back seat of the car. At 4:26 a.m., Tpr. Mateo was cradling a newborn baby girl. Both troopers assisted with cutting the umbilical cord before handing her over to mom.
Mom and baby were transported by ambulance to the hospital where they were last reported as doing well.
Cigars all around!