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For 2nd time in week, a baby is delivered on H-1 freeway

By Star-Advertiser & Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:01 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2012

Paramedics helped to deliver a baby boy during rush hour on the H-1 Freeway Wednesday morning near the Kunia Road off-ramp.

Police were escorting her to the hospital in heavy traffic, but the birth was progressing too quickly so paramedics were called to help, said Emergency Medical Services Assistant Chief Wayne Kruse.

The healthy baby boy was born on the side of the freeway at 7:17 a.m.

Mother and son were then transported to a hospital.

It was the second time in recent days EMS and police helped deliver a baby on H-1. A 23-year-old woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl Friday near a Honolulu off-ramp. 

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kainalu wrote:
More than likely on their way to the hospitial, with Pali Momi in Aiea being the closest one. One problem though - have to navigate through the "worst traffic in the Nation" to get there. There was actually a poster on Facebook that proclaimed that all of us that live out West DESERVE to be stuck in traffic, adding that "no one told (us) to move out West".
on September 5,2012 | 08:46AM
hanoz808 wrote:
i live in Kapolei and I don't grumble about traffic.... living out west was a way to provide a HOME for our family.
on September 5,2012 | 01:46PM
silvangold wrote:
Bravo to you. I have the same feelings exactly!
on September 6,2012 | 07:04AM
cojef wrote:
This the second baby born on the way to the hospital. Believe there was one other last week, an unwed Mom with 3 kids. Wow, appears like it's highways are endemic.
on September 5,2012 | 09:25AM
A_Reader wrote:
I'm surprised it was only 2..Be prepared for more. If my last child wasn't born on a Saturday morning instead of a weekday garans I was ready to stay home and deliver that bundle of love at home. Did it with my son. Aloha
on September 5,2012 | 01:28PM
Holomua wrote:
This is why we need rail. Less traffic = mom makes it to the hospital in time.
on September 5,2012 | 01:30PM
webpsyche wrote:
No one is going to ride the rail and the traffic while it's being built (at least ten years) will be tenfold the traffic now. The "other guy" will ride the rail, yeah, right. Fix the roads, off ramps, lights, etc, don't build a disgusting rail, IT'S A BOONDOGGLE of the highest degree, why can't people see that I wonder.
on September 6,2012 | 08:14AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
@holomua The $5.7 Billion joke is that if the rail is built everyone will be on the freeway wishing everyone else will take it so they can drive faster. We don't need the rail Queen's just took over SFW.
on September 6,2012 | 11:53AM
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on September 5,2012 | 01:56PM
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on September 5,2012 | 02:11PM
MakaniKai wrote:
And there in lays the problem. No real second city ever came to be. The Westside deserves a state of the art hospital along with a trauma center. Cannot rely on getting to Queens in time. This was not a problem 20 -30 years ago. Local government has FAILED. But hey get one brand new Wal Mart! Aloha.
on September 5,2012 | 03:28PM
olos73 wrote:
Agree with that. Hospital AND trauma center to handle emergencies on this side. Time is essential in any emergency. Births, car accidents, heart attacks, etc. An emergency is an emergency. Seconds count.
on September 5,2012 | 03:32PM
webpsyche wrote:
Hmm let's see, trauma center or rail, RAIL for sure!
on September 6,2012 | 08:15AM
akuman808 wrote:
We need Ben NOW! The Westside needs a hospital not a choo choo.
on September 6,2012 | 11:51AM
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