Paramedics Deliver Baby On Shoulder Of Kilpatrick Turnpike


Wednesday, June 24th 2020, 10:18 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


A trip to the hospital came to an abrupt stop when a baby decided it was his time to come into the world.

Paramedics delivered the child on the shoulder of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike.

Sir King was born inside an ambulance on Juneteenth more than a week ahead of schedule.

“My water broke in my car I had to call 911,” said Deedee Jackson.

911: The ambulance is on the way tell me exactly what happened.             

Caller: Oh God, I’m in labor, I’m in labor.                

DeeDee Jackson said within minutes the fire department then ambulance responded.

“Fire was like no we need you to get here now,” said EMT Natalie Daigle.

In a torrential downpour,r paramedics loaded Jackson into the ambulance.

“Joyle said hold my hand, squeeze it. Squeeze my hand right now!!,” said Jackson.

Jackson said within minutes her baby was on his way out.

“His head was coming out while I was on the stretcher,” said Jackson.

It was apparent Sir King wasn't going to wait.

“He beat on this door and said miss Natalie stop the car,” said Jackson.

“I went ahead, pulled over, and I had just enough time to get into the back before he started coming out,” said Daigle.

With the ambulance pulled onto the shoulder of the Kilpatrick Turnpike Jackson put her trust into the hands of those who she calls her angels.

“I had no one but them two. God knew what he was doing. God knew what he was really doing,” said Jackson.

And in a first for EMT Daigle, a healthy 6 pound 8 ounce baby made his debut.

“After the first cry that the baby makes to let you know oh yeah this baby is just fine. Just the relief,” said Daigle.

“He has been a miracle, and he's been keeping me up all night!!!” said Jackson.