Newborn picks rush hour drive to meet the world

Published On: Aug 31 2012 09:13:45 PM HST   Updated On: Sep 01 2012 08:20:10 AM HST

Talk about excitement on the freeway!

One newborn, to her mother's dismay, had no intention of waiting to meet the world.

"'It's coming out. It's coming out! Please pull me on the side,'" said 23-year-old Jennamae Ebada, describing what happened on her way to the hospital this morning during rush hour traffic.

"Everything was just so fast it was like, 'surprise,'" said her brother-in-law Danny Iida, who was driving the car.

He was driving east on the H-1 freeway when Jennamae went into labor at about 8:40 a.m. Friday.

He pulled over just before the Likelike Highway off-ramp and flagged down solo bike Officer Stephen Keogh.

"When I came around the passenger side, I didn't quite know what to expect," said Officer Keogh.

"She's already here. My god, I can't believe it! I did it all by myself," said Jennamae, recalling the moments before Officer Keogh arrived.

Officer Keogh said he made sure the baby's airwaves were clear and mom was staying conscious. Jennamae says he did so much more.

"I want to just thank everyone, especially the police, for comforting me and telling me they're on their way and saying, 'Don't worry you did a great job. You're super woman,'" she said.

She's being called a super woman by a super staff, that ended a day in a way they know is precious.

"We have a lot of exciting calls. We never really know what we're going to get," said paramedic Kili Matsushima.

"We don't always see the positive side of life, but this morning, for whatever reason, I was able to see a pretty special thing," said Officer Keogh.


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