Sacramento CHP officer finishing traffic stop delivers baby on freeway

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 19:10:19-05

(KGTV) — A California Highway Patrol officer found himself in the right place at just the right time this week on a Northern California freeway.

CHP officer Jeffrey Lloyd was completing a traffic stop on State Route 99 Monday when an SUV pulled up behind him. A woman in the right passenger seat was going into labor and about to give birth, according to CHP'S South Sacramento office.

Officer Lloyd informed dispatch of the situation and gatherer medical equipment to help deliver the baby right there on the freeway.

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As soon as he made it back to the vehicle, he began comforting the mother and helped deliver the newborn girl, CHP says.

"He carefully unwrapped the umbilical cord from the baby’s head and made sure both mother and baby were stable," according to South Sacramento CHP. "Officer Lloyd notified dispatch of the birth and stayed with the mother and baby until medical personal from the Sacramento City Fire Department arrived on scene."

The mother and newborn were transported to a nearby hospital and were said to be in excellent health and resting Tuesday.