Last Friday four Good Samaritans in Fort Worth helped bring a baby into the world. Karen Call and her husband were en route to the hospital when the two decided that they were not going to make it and pulled off along the side of the road. The pair, along with their 17 month old daughter had recently moved from Arlington to Gainesville, which explains why they were driving such a far distance to deliver the baby. Karen Call was not even sure they would make it to the hospital! Luckily, as an EMT, she has experience dealing with rushed births while in transit. She knew to pack shoelaces, scissors, and towels, just in case they did not make it to the hospital.
When they pulled along the side of the road to deliver the baby, four people stopped to help. One of them is Charles Harrell, who owns his own towing business. Harrell was in the middle of a tow job, bringing a driver back from Oklahoma. Both Harrell and his passenger rushed to Call’s aid. Harrell brought blankets and gloves and prompted Call to push. About ten minutes after Call’s husband pulled over, Karen delivered baby Landon at 7:28 a. m. The two were taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist and are doing well. And now Good Samaritan Charles Harrell can add baby delivery to his towing business’s advertising. Click Here for more information on this story.
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