Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: CEN
Video Credit: CEN/@supercivicosmx
This is the moment a policewoman helps a woman give birth inside her tiny vehicle after she went into labour while stuck in traffic.
The dramatic incident was caught on camera by an eyewitness with a smartphone during the morning rush hour in the Mexican capital of Mexico City.
The woman, whose name has not been released, went into labour while driving along a major road in the notoriously congested city.
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Struggling with the pain and realising she did not have time to get to a hospital, she pulled her orange Chevrolet over to the side of the road and called the police.
A team of cops quickly arrived on the scene. One policewoman assisted the mum-to-be while her colleagues surrounded the vehicle.
Within a few minutes it was all over and the woman was holding her newborn baby as the policewoman cut the umbilical cord with a pair of scissors.
Police then called an ambulance to take the new mother and her baby to a local hospital to be checked over. Both are said to be in good health.
It is not believed the woman had been expecting to give birth that day as she was wearing a pair of maternity trousers at the time.
The incident, on Avenida de los Insurgentes – the longest avenue in the city – in the Benito Juarez area, caused further traffic chaos as police had to partially close the road.