New Jersey State Trooper helps deliver baby on side of highway

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A N.J. State Trooper helped a woman deliver a baby girl on the side of Interstate 78. (WPVI)

A State Trooper helped a woman deliver a baby girl on the side of Interstate 78 in Summit, New Jersey Thursday morning.

Police say it was approximately 8:18 a.m., as the expectant mother was being driven to the hospital by a friend, when they were forced to pull over -- the baby was not going to wait.

The driver pulled onto the shoulder of the highway and dialed 9-1-1.

When Trooper Christopher Gesualdo arrived, he found the mother in the back seat ready to deliver her baby.

Dash cam video from the state trooper's cruiser captured what followed.

"Alright, we've got a head out," you can hear Tpr. Gesualdo saying. "Here we go... beautiful baby girl!"

Within minutes, Tpr. Gesualdo was holding a baby girl in his arms.

Officer Keith Kwiatek from the Summit Police Department also helped, rendering aid before paramedics arrived.

Mom and baby girl were transported by ambulance to the hospital where they are doing well.

Great job Tpr. Gesualdo and Officer Kwiatek, and congratulations to the mother!


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