LISTEN: Dad makes panicked 911 call about wife's in-car birth while stuck in NJ traffic

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (WABC) -- The 911 call from a panicked father who was helping his pregnant wife deliver their child while stuck in Jersey Shore traffic has been released.

"Dear God! I need help! I need help!" said Trevor Abbud while on the phone with the dispatcher.

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Abbud, 23, and his wife Rosemarie were enjoying at day at the beach with their 17-month-old son, when Rose's water broke unexpectedly - a week earlier than her due date.

They got in the car and headed toward the hospital - but they got stuck in traffic in Sea Bright.

"I blasted the horn to get people's attention and I started screaming 'I need help, I need help!'" said Trevor Abbud.

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Luckily, a woman in the car ahead of the Abbuds was a trauma nurse trained for this type of emergency.

"Her head and shoulders were already out when we got there," said Lauren Kammerer, who tried to help.

Rose gave birth to a healthy 7 lb. 13 ounce girl in the front seat of her car.

"It couldn't have worked out any better for what the situation was," said Trevor Abbud. "I would prefer to be in the hospital."