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New Jersey state troopers deliver baby on highway shoulder

By Ben Hooper
New Jersey state troopers deliver baby on highway shoulder
Troopers Alex Muro and Arnaldo Mateo help a woman delivery her baby at the side of the Garden State Parkway. New Jersey State Police/Facebook video screenshot

HILLSIDE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- New Jersey State Police released video of two troopers to deliver a baby girl on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway in Hillside Township.

The State Police posted a video to Facebook showing the cruiser's dashboard camera footage after Troopers Alex Muro and Arnaldo Mateo arrived on the scene to assist the couple, who called 911 about 4:14 a.m. Monday.

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The troopers can be heard telling the woman to "breath" and "keep going" before the infant was born at 4:26 a.m.

"It's a girl!" one of the troopers can be heard saying.

"Both troopers assisted with cutting the umbilical cord before handing her over to mom," the Facebook post said. "Mom and baby were transported by ambulance to the hospital where they were last reported as doing well."

Video of Troopers Delivering Baby Girl on Garden State ParkwaySeriously, this happened again... Two New Jersey 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.These recent newborns should form a club when they're older...#GardenStateParkwayBabies#SalamanderBabies

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Posted by New Jersey State Police on Thursday, January 7, 2016

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