CHICAGO (CBS) — The baby just couldn’t wait.
Hector Morales was rushing to get his pregnant fiancee Kathryn Engle to the hospital, and had to pull over at a gas station in Cicero and help is wife deliver the baby in their van.
Morales had called 911 while headed to the hospital. Emergency dispatcher Macario Rodriguez knew police would be at the scene of that crash, so he urged Morales to drive there. Morales pulled into a gas station parking lot, but baby wasn’t going to wait for the cops and paramedics, so Morales had to act fast.
“I saw the baby, and the baby’s head’s coming, so I had to hold onto the head,” Morales said. “She started pushing. I’m like, ‘Okay, this is happening.’ The baby came, slid right into my arm, and then so I held him, kept him warm with clothes.”