State Trooper escorts women in labor to hospital after traffic stop for speeding on I-91

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – What started as a traffic stop for a car traveling over 100 miles per hour on I-91, ended with a police escort to the hospital to delivery a baby.

On Wednesday around 12:30 p.m., State Police Trooper Jose Cabrera stopped a vehicle with their hazard lights on for going over 100 miles per hour on I-91 Southbound in West Springfield. As Cabrera approached the car, the driver explained his girlfriend was in labor and that her water had broken.

Trooper Cabrera called for an ambulance to help get her to a hospital but was informed that all nearby ambulances were responding to other calls. That’s when Trooper Cabrera made the quick decision to escort the woman to the Mercy Medical Center in the back of his cruiser. The father followed in his vehicle.

“The trooper on the desk said, ‘Hey, I’m trying to get ahold of another ambulance company out there to you but I’ve been on hold for three minutes,’ and I’m like, ‘This is pressing,’ you know?”

The mother-to-be safety reached the hospital and a short time later, she delivered a healthy baby boy.

“I don’t think it hit me until probably a couple hours later where I was able to sit back for a second after the business of the day and say, ‘Wow,'” said Cabrera. “We brought a mom to the hospital who was able to make it in time and deliver a healthy baby boy which was awesome.”

Trooper Cabrera then got to meet the family after the baby was born. The family shared a photo together to remember the event. He said they talked about the baby and the family’s plans to go home. Cabrera said he’s glad he was able to help them out.

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