First responders help deliver baby on Long Island Expressway

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Friday, July 28, 2017
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First responders helped deliver a baby on the Long Island Expressway.

ISLANDIA, Long Island (WABC) -- A new mom is thanking a team of Suffolk County first responders after they helped deliver her baby on the Long Island Expressway.

27-year-old Jessica Ramos was on her way to the hospital Thursday night when her water broke.

Her brother-in-law pulled over near Exit 58 in Islandia.

When Officer Joseph Gross arrived, he noticed the woman was in labor and began to prep her for delivery, putting a blanket under her and reclining her seat.

EMTs arrived moments later.

They placed Ramos on a back board and carried her to the Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corp. ambulance where she gave birth to her son, Noah, at approximately 7:05 p.m.

Both mom and baby are doing well.