A Brooklyn woman, Maya Polton, gave birth yesterday, March 11th, in a taxi cab in the Battery Tunnel, slowing down commuters and frightening her cab driver.

While Maya’s water broke early in the morning, her and her husband waited a while before calling a cab to take them to the hospital, however, the baby wasn’t interested in waiting very long to come out!

Jacob Max Handelsman was born in the taxi, but the parents are unsure if he was born

on the Brooklyn side or the Manhattan side of The Battery Tunnel.

The baby boy was delivered by his father Eric and luckily a Fire Communications worker was in the Tunnel to help until the EMT crew arrived.

Have any of you delivered your baby somewhere other than a hospital?

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