An Indiana State Trooper was on hand to help when a truck driver’s wife suddenly went into labor while the two were on the road.
The incident began shortly after noon on Friday, January 15 on the Indiana Toll Road near near mile marker 52, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police (ISP).
Trooper Thomas Maymi was parked and observing traffic when a semi truck stopped on the westbound side of the Indiana Toll Road.
“The male driver exited his truck and ran across the highway towards the Trooper while requesting assistance. He told Trp. Maymi that his wife was pregnant and may be in labor. After advising dispatch to call for an ambulance, Trp. Maymi went with the driver to his truck to check on the pregnant female. Upon entering the truck, Trp. Maymi was greeted by the driver’s wife who said she was in labor. It became quite clear to the Trooper that there was not enough time to transport the patient to the hospital and he would be delivering the baby. Trp. Maymi proceeded to assist the woman with her contractions until LaPorte County EMS arrived on scene.”
The baby was delivered within two minutes of paramedics arriving on the scene. The woman and baby were both taken to the hospital.
ISP says that mom and baby were both fine. “The proud parents [later identified as Shaniqua Traywick and Carl Robertson] have named their newborn Malaki Thomas Robertson, his middle name after Trooper Thomas Maymi. Malaki tipped the scales at 6 lbs. 3 oz.,” ISP said.
Trooper Maymi said he was glad that he was in the right place at the right time and wishes the new parents congratulations.