Woman goes into labour in traffic jam as expectant dad runs down road for help

A woman went into labour while she was stuck in a traffic jam caused by a two-car crash during this morning's rush hour. Witnesses reported seeing her "shell-shocked" partner running down the road and begging for help after traffic came to a standstill. Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash in Prescot Road, St Helens, just before 8am today.

It involved a Citroen DS3 and a Vauxhall Corsa. Merseyside Police confirmed one person suffered minor injuries, and the incident led to surrounding roads becoming gridlocked. Lauren Welsh was on her way to work with a friend when they got stuck in traffic caused by the accident.

She said: "There were a lot of emergency services on the scene. There were three police cars, a police van, a paramedic van, and a tow truck. Do you know the family involved in this story?

Get in touch at [email protected] "The surrounding areas were gridlocked. "All of a sudden a man came running down the road saying his wife was in labour.

Keep up to date with local news in your area by adding your postcode below "He looked shell-shocked. "The police escorted him back to his car and moved all the traffic out of the way so his car could get past with this woman who was about to give birth.

"He bumped up on the kerb and sped off to get to the hospital." Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here . Police confirmed they were called at 7.55am to a collision on Prescot Road, between a Citroen DS3 and a Vauxhall Corsa, which caused some congestion.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: "We sent a rapid response team and an ambulance to the scene.

"We treated one patient for minor injuries, but we didn't need to take anyone to hospital.

We left the scene at 8.52am."

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