A real trooper! North Carolina cop delivers baby on side of highway after pulling parents over for speeding
- Sgt. Brian Maynard pulled over a van doing 85mph on the highway on Saturday
- Jimmy and Laura Baker were rushing to the hospital, but the baby was already on its way
- Sgt. Maynard had to help the couple deliver the baby on the side of the road
- Baby Halyn was successfully delivered and was taken to the hospital afterwards
Here’s one way to get out of speeding ticket: a North Carolina state trooper helped deliver a baby on the side of the road after pulling over a speeding van on the highway.
WRAL-TV reports that State Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Maynard pulled over a van going 85mph late Saturday.
The couple in the van, Jimmy and Laura Baker, were headed to the hospital so she could give birth, but the baby girl had other plans and started coming before they could get there.
Sgt. Brian Maynard of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol used his training to help deliver a baby
Maynard’s police cruiser dash cam shows video of the van speeding around 11 p.m. They vehicle was pulled over on NC-64, just west of Exit 429.
When stopped, the Bakers in the midst of giving birth, asked the officer for help.
‘I was telling them the baby was in my pants and he needed to help me,’ laughed Laura Baker.
The newborn was actually arriving four days earlier than the couple had been expecting.
Maynard called an ambulance but with little time remaining, he helped deliver the baby at roadside, calling the experience both ‘scary’ and ‘rewarding’.
‘I just relied on my training that I had been given during some of our classes,’ the trooper told WRAL, ‘and did the best I could do with what I had available’.
Sgt. Maynard’s dash cam caught the Bakers doing 85 mph on a North Carolina highway
Jimmy, Laura and Halyn Baker all were doing well in the hospital following the emergency
Baby Halyn was later taken to a hospital, and apparently shares a birthday with her great grandfather. Jimmy Baker says his wife and their newborn are both doing well.
‘Yep, she’s good, mom’s good and daddy’s good,’ Jimmy said.