Two state troopers and a police officer were within 60 seconds of the spot where a car stopped Friday morning because a woman was having a baby.
The first emergency call came in at 3:42 a.m. Friday. By 3:47 a.m., Trooper Lori Foster held the infant in her hands.
“It was just a very fortunate situation where everybody was in the right place at the right time,” said Foster, who helped a 20-year-old woman deliver the baby in the passenger seat of her mother’s car on the side of the road.
“You couldn’t have asked for a better scenario,” said Sgt. Troy Gelinas, who arrived moments later and clamped the umbilical cord. “Three people were there within a minute. It’s just ... It was a good day at work.”
The mother, who was not identified by police, declined to be interviewed. She was taken by ambulance to The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, and both she and the baby were in good condition, according to a police news release.
The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. The mother planned to name her Olivia Louise, troopers said.
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