Trooper delivers baby in pickup truck

August 27, 2009 4:23:07 AM PDT
A Rhode Island state trooper responding to a call of a medical emergency on a highway has helped deliver a baby in a pickup truck.

Police say trooper Matthew Salisbury arrived early Wednesday on Route 146 in Lincoln, a small town ranked among Money magazine's 100 Best Places to Live.

Salisbury saw a man standing outside his pickup truck and yelling that a woman in the passenger seat was having a baby.

The trooper helped turn the infant while the mother pushed a final time. Then he removed the umbilical cord from the baby's neck and helped the baby to breathe.

The mother and baby are healthy and resting comfortably at a hospital.