February 25, 2009
Bus driver delivers baby at gas station
A Florida bus driver said she helped deliver a baby boy after she came across a woman in labor at a gas station.
Mary Kilroy, 56, said she was on her way home Monday from driving the Dixie Highway line for Broward County Transit when she noticed the pregnant woman at a Shell station in Tamarac with a man who appeared distressed and was talking into a cell phone, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.
The bus driver, who worked as an emergency medical technician for seven years in Detroit, guided Belizare through the delivery with the help of a 911 operator.
Oh, it was so neat, Kilroy said. She said Belizare
was just so glad when it was over with. She couldn't stop crying. I couldn't believe it happened. I always thought I'd do CPR on somebody first.
Newborn Jovian, Belizare's third child, weighed in at 7 pounds. Doctors said the baby was healthy and is doing well.