Halton cop helps deliver baby on side of chilly 401
Adam Mascarenhas and Michele Tyndall are shown with their new daughter, Violet, who was born on the side of the busy Hwy. 401 on Jan. 24, 2013. A Halton police officer helped deliver the baby.
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:14AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 24, 2013 4:38PM EST
BRAMPTON, Ont. -- An Ontario cop helped deliver a baby in a car on the side of busy highway early this morning.
Halton Region police say they got a call just after 3:30 a.m. from a couple who had pulled over onto the shoulder of Highway 401, just east of Highway 25.
The couple, from Milton, Ont., were heading to a nearby hospital for their baby's birth when they called for help.
Sgt. Ryan Snow responded to the call and minutes later -- in the midst of heavy traffic and a -18 C wind chill -- helped deliver a baby girl.
Police say the baby and her parents are all doing well and the mother and daughter were taken to Milton District Hospital by ambulance for precautionary reasons.
It's the second child for the couple.
Sgt. Ryan Snow of the Halton Regional Police speaks about helping the delivery of a baby girl on the side of the 401 on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.