Thanks to Obama, baby is born in presidential traffic jam

Baby Arley in hospital after the dramatic delivery. File photo of President Obama. (Facebook/Daily Mail)

The ever-popular “Thanks, Obama” gag may be an exaggeration of many Americans’ sarcastic daily struggles, but for one woman, it’s no understatement.

While stuck in traffic on a highway in Kentucky - caused by President Barack Obama’s motorcade - Jessica Brown was forced to give birth in her car.

Her husband had called 911 about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday to report that his wife was in labor and that traffic was not moving, Louisville MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan was quoted as saying.

Baby Arley and his mom, Jessica Brown, in hospital after the dramatic delivery. (Facebook/Daily Mail)

Baby Arley and his mom, Jessica Brown, in hospital after the dramatic delivery. (Facebook/Daily Mail)

A nurse, who happened to be stuck in traffic nearby, helped Brown deliver the baby boy with the assistance of a MetroSafe emergency operator.

“They couldn't get through due to the traffic from the motorcade,” Courtney Maloney, the Louisville MetroSafe operator who responded to the call, told WAVE. “I pretty much had to ride the emergency lane all the way down.”

Stormy weather did not help matters, according to local news reports, as the rush-hour traffic remained at a standstill moving as a major route had been shut down so that the presidential motorcade could travel from the airport to downtown Louisville.

This led to emergency crews being unable to reach the woman giving birth.
 

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