NYPD Officer Delivers Baby in Car on Long Island Expressway

A baby who just couldn't wait was delivered in a car by an NYPD officer.

Police got a call about a woman in labor on the Long Island Expressway in Queens at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

Officer Anthony Barton responded and spotted a blue Subaru and a man waving his arms to get the officer's attention. A woman was sitting in the front seat with the baby's head crowning.

Barton radioed officer Michael Pyzikiewicz, a trained paramedic, for instructions. Pyzikiewicz told Barton to keep the baby warm and clear the fluids from his mouth.

Barton delivered the baby boy and wrapped him in a blanket. Pyzikiewicz arrived in time to clamp the umbilical cord. The mother and baby were taken to a hospital and are doing well.

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