Highway cop pulls couple over for speeding, ends up helping woman deliver baby girl
Sergeant Brian Maynard of the State Highway Patrol decided to help Laura and Jimmy Baker as they would not able to make it to the hospital in time
Sergeant Brian Maynard of the State Highway Patrol can now proudly say he has helped a mother delivered a healthy baby while on duty.
After he left his family home on the night of November 24 for what he thought would be a routine patrol, the on-duty officer saw a couple in their car driving at around 85mph past him on the highway. What the sergeant didn't realize is that the woman sitting in the car was in labor and the couple had been rushing to a hospital.
The highway patrolman spoke to WRAL-TV and said: "I just feel lucky and blessed. To have been at the right place at the right time." The dashcam video of the traffic stop that took place that night was captured just off Highway 64 close to exit 429 in Wake County.
IT'S A GIRL! Trooper Brian Maynard delivered this precious bundle during a traffic stop. The little one, mom and dad are doing just fine @WakeMed! "I just tried to do the best I could with what I saw on 📺 she's smiling, healthy as can be," said Sgt. Maynard. @NCSHP @ABC #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/Vl8icEy3BG— Tim Pulliam (@TimABC11) November 25, 2018
The happy parents, Laura and Jimmy Baker, were not able to make it to the hospital in time and their baby girl's head was already pushing through when they were in the car.
Sgt. Maynard said: "He said 'Hey, my wife is having a baby'. I said 'Ok, well, we're going to do this right here, me and you'. I contacted EMS. Got them on the way. Grabbed my gloves, blanket. It was interesting. It was scary. I just tried to do the best that I could do with things I've seen on TV and things I had heard. Relieved that everything went good."
Laura and Jimmy, as well as Sgt. Maynard, who is a 15-year veteran officer, were successful in delivering a healthy baby girl. The officer said: "For so many years, I've seen a lot of death. To be a part of the process that actually brings a life into this world is absolutely amazing."
Sgt. Maynard is a husband and a proud father to an 11-year-old girl. He told the media outlet that the experience brought back memories. The officer said that he is planning to stay in touch with the family who is now resting at the WakeMed Hospital.