facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Woman gives birth aboard subway train

Oct. 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM   |   Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Transportation authorities in Philadelphia said a woman gave birth to a boy aboard a commuter subway train.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the pregnant woman was riding the Broad Street Line subway train Tuesday afternoon when she gave birth, WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, reported Wednesday.

The woman got off the train at Philadelphia's Olney Station with the umbilical cord still attached to the newborn.

SEPTA police officer Loyd Rodgers, who swaddled the newborn in a blanket and called for medical assistance, told KYW-TV, Philadelphia, other train riders took photos and shouted "congratulations" to the new mother.

"It was a celebration, a real celebration," Rodgers said.

SEPTA officials said the mother and child were taken to a hospital where they were said to be doing well.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Florida pageant mom fed daughter tapeworms to make her lose weight
2
South Carolina woman allegedly beats 64-year-old man for farting in her face
3
Gallery: Makeup artist uses her chin as canvas for perfect cartoon renderings
4
Nearly 400 Starbucks customers in a row pay for next car's drink at Florida drive-through
5
Over $10,000 in marijuana seized from Virginia man named Stoner
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback