Netcare 911 paramedics Elmi Changuion and Walter Molife delivered a baby on Friday – this time in a minibus taxi on the M13 near the St Johns bridge on-ramp in Pinetown.
A pregnant 31-year-old lady went into labour unexpectedly while commuting in the minibus taxi.
The driver pulled over to the middle island and offered assistance.
Road Traffic Inspectorate traffic officers who were stationed nearby went to investigate and were told of the situation. They knew that the Netcare 911 paramedics were stationed nearby so one rushed to their location to call for help.
Changuion‚ Molife and advanced life support paramedic Craig Venter arrived on scene within two minutes.
There was no time to move the mom to the ambulance and the minibus taxi was emptied to create space and privacy. The Netcare 911 team safely delivered the baby in the taxi before moving mom and her little girl to the ambulance.
The taxi’s passengers joked that the baby should be named “Quantum” after her birthplace.
“Baby Quantum” and her mother were taken to hospital.