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Philly officer delivers baby in back seat of taxi

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman giving birth in the back seat of a taxi got some help from a quick-thinking Philadelphia police officer.

Kimberly Anderson tells KYW-TV that her son wasn't supposed to be born for a few weeks.

But when she started feeling contractions on Friday morning, she took a cab to the hospital.

The infant started coming out before they arrived. So the taxi driver flagged down Officer Gary Kustra.

Kustra says the newborn wasn't breathing. He says he cleared out the baby's passageways until the boy started to cry.

Mother and son were taken to the emergency room, where doctors praised Kustra's actions. It was the officer's first baby delivery in 11 years on the job.

Anderson and her son Sadeem are expected to be fine.

 

Information from: KYW-TV, http://www.kywtv.com/

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