Speedy delivery made on Utah interstate
OREM, UT (WHDH) -- Carlos Pozo made an emergency call just after 3:30 p.m. frantic because his wife was going into labor on the highway.
Immediately, Orem dispatcher Julie Benson sprang into action.
“I asked him if he was going to pull over and he said no, he was going to try to make it,” said Benson.
Pozo was trying to make it to American Fork Hospital, but that didn’t happen. Moments later, this father to be, with his wife in pain, pulled over.
“I've helped deliver a few babies, but they've always been at home and you can get the things you need and this was kind of a first for me and him, I think. You need to have her lay down; we don't want the baby to fall on the floor if it comes out,” said Benson.
Benson helped Pozo get his wife into a position where the paramedics could show up and make the delivery as smooth as possible. Then, plans changed.
In a matter of a few minutes, mother nature took its course and the Pozo's welcomed a baby into the world a half mile from the Pleasant Grove exit on I-15.
“The baby started to cry and he was congratulating his wife and at that time we heard the sirens in the background, so we knew the officers were getting there. It was a boy,” said Benson.