BOSTON (CBS) – A State Trooper working a detail at Charles Circle in Boston found himself doing more than just directing traffic on Friday morning.
Around 5:15 a.m., an SUV pulled up to where Trooper Michael Close was working, and someone signaled for help.
The couple in the vehicle, Andrew and Heidi Cheerman, had raced in from Sharon, and they were a just a few hundred yards away from Massachusetts General Hospital, where Mrs. Cheerman was hoping to give birth. But, they were not going to make it.
“I could feel her, she was already coming out,” said mom Heidi Cheerman. “I literally opened the door, took my pants off and laid down on the curb. I delivered our baby on the sidewalk.”
Trooper Close says the baby’s head was already out and he ran back to his car to grab a medical bag with towels and blankets.
“I told her the baby looks alright and that I’m going to need one good push. She gave one good push and the baby came out,” said Close.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports