Sunday, March 15, 2020

Gary gets an unexpected extra woman gives birth in the back of his cab.

London Taxi driver Gary Wilson, was driving a couple to University College Hospital in central London on Thursday as the mother-to-be had gone into labour.

During the journey they asked Mr Wilson to pull over and "all of a sudden the baby came out", he said.

Paramedics arrived and took the family to hospital. The girl was named Camille and the family said she was doing well.
During the journey, the father had asked Mr Wilson how long it would take to get to the hospital before telling him: "I don't think we're going to make it."

"I heard the mum make a lot of noises in the back and I thought 'oh my god'," the cabbie said.

After the father called the hospital and 111, he handed the phone to the Mr Wilson who coordinated the arrival of paramedics while the baby was born.

Within half an hour the dad came out of the taxi with the baby and said 'I'm sorry about the mess in your taxi'," Mr Wilson said.

The family, who asked not to be named, later sent a message thanking him for his help and to offer to pay to clean the cab, adding they "won't forget you and your cab".

Mr Wilson said he was just "happy it all turned out well".

TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT: from Taxi Leaks roving reporter Mick the Governor

Taxi Leaks Roving Reporter Points Out An Ever Increasing Sight On London’s Streets.

It’s alleged that the practise of PH drivers, taking their eyes off the road to glance at the Sat Nav on unfamiliar roads, is causing a massive strain on the emergency services, yet TfL and Mayor Khan continue to ignore this problem and refuse to reintroduce advanced driving tests.
There are now nearly 120,000 PH drivers on the roads of the capital, yet licensed Taxi driver numbers are falling rapidly.

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