- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Washington gridlock is one thing, but traffic that was stopped for President Barack Obama’s visit to Louisville led to a woman giving birth on the shoulder of Interstate 65.

Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan says a man called 911 about 5:15 p.m. Thursday to report that his wife was in labor and that traffic wasn’t moving.

The interstate had shut down and traffic was bottlenecked as the president’s motorcade made its way from the airport to downtown Louisville.

Duncan said a nurse who also was stuck in the traffic rushed to help the couple and that dispatchers on the phone coached her through the delivery.

By the time emergency crews arrived 12 minutes later, the boy had been born.

The mother and child are doing well at a hospital.


Information from: WLKY-TV, https://wlky.com

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