Baby Born On Kentucky Highway As Obamas Visit Brings I-65 Traffic To Standstill

When President Barack Obama is set to visit somewhere, you can be sure that there will be some traffic, extra security in many places, and even some road closures. If you don’t know about the visit or just try to get past it, there is a good chance you’ll end up sitting and waiting. Well, when traffic came to a standstill on I-65 in Louisville, Kentucky, a baby wasn’t able to wait to be born.

According to WLKY, a call came into the MetroState dispatch around 5:13 p.m. on Thursday afternoon about a situation on I-65 North. A mother was stuck in traffic on the highway and needed some medical attention immediately.

The mother, who has not had her identity revealed, was stuck in the standstill traffic on Interstate 65 North right at Fern Valley Road.

Traffic was going nowhere at the time, and it was so that the president’s motorcade could head to downtown Louisville. It was leaving the airport and needed a clear path to where Obama would go give a speech.

The mother was in labor and there was just no possible way she could wait on giving birth as the traffic continued to sit dead still. Luckily, there was a nurse stuck in traffic and she came up to the vehicle and helped the mother through the delivery thanks to assistance from the dispatchers on the phone.

At 5:25 p.m., the emergency crews made it to the mother’s vehicle, but the baby boy had already been born. They were said to be in good shape and doing well.

The emergency crews took the mother and her newborn baby boy to a nearby Kentucky hospital. Both were said to be doing fine and had made it through the traffic birth without any issues.

Also on Thursday, President Obama spoke from the White House Rose Garden about keeping Iran’s nuclear program peaceful. The plan would have Iran reduce its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98 percent and also scale back on the number of its installed centrifuges, per CNN.

“It is a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives. This framework would cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.

“If Iran cheats, the world will know it.”

While the mother of the baby born on the Kentucky highway may not have thought much about what Obama had to say, there were others on social media who weren’t too keen on his words. Longtime game-show host Chuck Woolery was one of them.

For now, President Barack Obama has spoken on the situation with Iran and paid a visit to Louisville, Kentucky. It was a busy day, but not an overly convenient one for everyone, and that includes the mother who had to give birth along I-65.

[Image via WLKY]