COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland State Police trooper helped deliver a baby Sunday night on the side of a snowy highway in Prince George’s County.
Trooper Esai Cunningham responded to a crash on the Outer Loop of the Washington Beltway at the I-95 split in College Park at 11 p.m.
While he was assisting at the scene, another vehicle pulled up and the driver said his female passenger was in labor.
Trooper Cunningham called for EMS, but before crews could arrive, he helped the 21-year-old woman deliver a baby boy.
“As soon as I opened the door,” Cunningham said. “I was greeted to a baby’s head right then and there. My first instinct was to grab the head and make sure that it doesn’t just come out and hit the floor or anything like that. I just wanted to make sure the baby was safe.”
The mother and her newborn son were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Police say both are doing well.