Ben and Ashley Marsden, and Ogden couple, delivered their baby on the side of the road last Monday. Often times a vehicle is seen pulled over on the side of the freeway, and more often then not, other vehicles veer dangerously close to the stopped automobile. If the fear of getting into a horrific car accident isn’t enough to keep a person from driving too close to stopped vehicles, maybe this story of a baby making a ‘speedy’ entrance into the world on side of I-15,” will.
Early Monday morning, the Marsden’s newest edition decided he would be joining the family earlier than planned. After rushing towards the hospital in Ogden from South Willard, the mother, Ashley, quickly came to the reality that they would not be making it to the hospital in time to deliver the baby. With no other options, Ben, the father, pulled the vehicle over and called 911, and was then guided through the delivery by the dispatcher.
It is a lucky coincidence that it was so early in the morning and traffic was light with no distracted, tired, or drunk drivers on the road. With endless stories of accident fatalities from inattentive drivers, this should be a lesson and reminder to everyone to pay attention while driving on the freeway, regardless of the time or location of travel.
Ron Kramer is an Ogden Personal Injury Attorney who specialized in auto injury accidents.