SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A Massachusetts State Trooper is being hailed for his quick thinking to help a woman in labor.
At around 12:30 Tuesday night, State Trooper Jose Cabrera stopped a car for going more than 100 miles per hour on Route 91 in West Springfield. When he approached the vehicle, the driver told Cabrera that his girlfriend was in labor and that her water had broken.
After calling for an ambulance, the state trooper proceeded to help keep the woman calm but soon found out that all other nearby ambulances were responding to other calls.
Cabrera had to act quick and decided to escort her to the hospital in the back of his cruiser, with the boyfriend following behind. Cabrera was able to safely deliver the mother-to-be to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where she later gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Read More: The Snow Is Here: Experts Say "Take It Slow"
Massachusetts State Police posted about the encounter on Facebook and people flooded the comments section, praising Cabrera.
“Great job Trooper and Mommy,” one person write. “Congratulations to the new parents.”
Another added, “These stories make me proud that I served as Trooper so many years ago, the tradition caries on! Job well done.”