Officers help deliver baby of woman stuck in traffic jam

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two police officers at the site of a fatal traffic accident on an interstate in North Carolina were pressed into another role when a pregnant woman was stuck in traffic and they helped her deliver her baby.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement that the officers were at the accident site on Interstate 77 on Saturday morning when they were flagged down by a person who advised them that a woman in the resulting traffic tie-up was giving birth.

According to the statement, the two officers rushed to aid the woman and helped her deliver a healthy baby girl.

Police say mother and baby were taken to a hospital and both are said to be doing well.