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Troopers from Somerville Barracks Help Deliver Baby Alongside Route 287

State Troopers II Tony Lee and Luis Valle with Cecilia, Lou, and baby Matteo Ingles. Credits: NJ State Police

BRIDGEWATER, N J - Earlier this morning, Trooper II Tony Lee and Trooper Luis Valle, both of Troop "B" Somerville Station, assisted with the delivery of a baby on the side of road.

At approximately 8:04 a.m., Cecilia Ingles was in labor and being driven to the hospital by her husband, Lou Ingles, when he had to stop on the shoulder of southbound Route 287 at milepost 14 here because Cecilia believed she was not going to make it in time.

After Lou pulled over, he was able to get the attention of Trooper Valle, who was nearby on a motor vehicle stop.

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Shortly after, Trooper Lee arrived to assist.

Just a few minutes after their arrival, Lee and Valle helped Lou deliver his son, Matteo. When paramedics arrived, they provided additional treatment to Cecilia and Matteo, but did not have a clamp so that the umbilical cord could be cut. So, Lee improvised and used his phone charger to tie off the cord so that it could be cut.

Mom and baby were transported by ambulance to St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick where they were last listed in stable condition. And Matteo weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds, 11 ounces.

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