FORT LEE, N.J. (PIX11) — Four Port Authority officers helped a woman riding in a taxi with he her husband on the George Washington Bridge give birth to their daughter early Saturday morning.
A taxi from Monroe, New York, where the couple lives, requested medical assistance for his female passenger around 6:33 a.m. after entering the upper level of the bridge.
Before an ambulance could get there, officer Laverne Watson took the lead and delivered the newborn, and officer Steve Pisciotta, a trained EMT, then cut the umbilical cord. Pisciotta regularly carries an “OB Kit” in his medical bag for emergencies and had the necessary medical tools to perform the procedure.
Fort Lee EMS arrived and stabilized both the mother and her baby girl. The new family was then transported to New York University Medical Center.
Officers Jason Malice and Joseph Ponzo were also on the scene for the birth.