Contact Us

Speeding ‘Dad-To-Be’ Ignores Police

Flickr

This is one of those “what would YOU do?” moments in the news.

An Iowa man who was pulled over for speeding as he tried to get his pregnant wife to the hospital says he was determined to keep going despite the blinking police lights behind him, The Associated Press reports.

Tyler Rathjen tells Cedar Rapids TV station KCRG that he didn’t plan to stop March 10 as his wife, Ashley, began giving birth to their son in the SUV’s passenger seat. But a red light with heavy traffic finally forced him to stop.

The baby’s head and arms were already out by the time Officer Kevin Wolfe reached the passenger door. He helped with the delivery and then escorted the Williamsburg family to the hospital. Wolfe’s dashboard camera captured the episode.

Ashley Rathjen says her son will probably retell the story for years to come. Personally, I would have done what Tyler did. What would you have done, or wanted your husband to do? Let us know on Facebook!

More From KTDY

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://999ktdy.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 99.9 KTDY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 99.9 KTDY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!