Nassau police help deliver baby on expressway

Chantelle Legrand and Gregory Mars, of Jamaica, were on their way to Plainview hospital early Thursday morning. Legrand was in labor when the couple realized they were going the wrong way. The baby who had started coming was delivered by a police officer in an ambulance on the shoulder of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. The baby is named Alanai Evelyn and weighed in at 8 lbs and 20 inches. Videojournalist: Chris Ware (March 14, 2013)

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Nassau County police helped in the delivery of a baby girl in Seaford early Thursday on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway.

The baby was delivered with the assistance of Nassau Highway units, the Emergency Ambulance Bureau and advanced medical technicians, police said in a news release.

A police spokesman said the names of those involved in the delivery were not going to be released.

The news release said a pregnant woman and her husband were stopped by the side of the expressway near Exit 1 at about 3 a.m. when responding officers arrived.

The woman was placed into an ambulance, where she gave birth at 3:07 a.m., police said.

Mother and child were taken to a hospital where they were reported in good health, police said.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: