PASADENA, Md. (March 14, 2011) A Maryland state trooper on his way to work this morning thought he was stopping to help a disabled motorist, but ended up possibly saving the life of the baby girl who had just been born in the back seat of the car.
Sergeant Daniel McLain was traveling westbound on Rt. 100 near Rt. 10 at about 7:45 a.m. today, when he noticed what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the highway. Sgt. McLain saw a man outside the vehicle and detected a look of panic and distress not normally seen, even on the faces of disabled motorists.
When Sgt. McLain approached the car, he saw a woman in the back seat who had just given birth to a baby. The trooper saw the baby was blue and was still attached to the umbilical cord.
Sgt. McLain immediately began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on the newborn. The baby responded to the CPR and began breathing. She soon returned to a healthy pink color and was transported by ambulance, along with her mother, to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Both are reportedly doing well.
Sgt. McLain is a 20-year-veteran of the Maryland State Police. He is assigned to the Quartermaster Division in Jessup. Sgt. McClain is the father of four children.
Source: MSP HQ, Pikesville