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Troopers Help Deliver Baby on Interstate 287 in Bridgewater

By kcora on
Bridgewater Township

Earlier this morning, Trooper II Tony Lee and Trooper Luis Valle, both of Troop "B" Somerville Station, assisted with the deliver a baby on the side of road.

According to police, at approximately 8:04 a.m., Cecelia Ingles was in labor and being driven to the hospital by her husband, Lou Ingles, when he had to stop on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 287 at milepost 14 southbound in Bridgewater, because Cecelia believed she was not going to make it in time.

After Lou pulled over, he was able to get the attention of Tpr. Valle, who was nearby on a motor vehicle stop. Shortly after, Tpr. Lee arrived to assist.

Just a few minutes after their arrival, Troopers Lee and Valle helped Lou deliver his son, Mateo. When paramedics arrived, they provided additional treatment to Cecelia and Mateo, but did not have a clamp to cut umbilical cord, so Trooper Lee improvised and used his phone charger as clamp.

Mom and baby were transported by ambulance to St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, where they were last listed in stable condition.

Mateo weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

Photo Caption: Tpr. II Tony Lee and Tpr. Luis Valle with Cecelia, Lou, and baby Matteo