Woman gave birth inside a luxurious Tesla trapped in New York’s 5th Avenue traffic; streets closed by the Rockefeller Center tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, 5th Av, NYC.

Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy

A Tesla car valued at $ 105,000 was turned into a maternity ward, when a woman gave birth to a girl when she got stuck in Midtown Manhattan (NYC) traffic on her way to the hospital, on Sunday.

The winged gates of the stylish electric car Black Model Xs proved especially helpful during the intensive work situation, as they made it a bit easier for the mother and her baby to eventually disembark on a stretcher on New York’s 5th Avenue.

Minutes before the birth, the pregnant woman and her husband had called police when traffic stopped in front of 585 Fifth Ave at 48th Street, shortly before 4 p.m., police said.

The father told the police that I was traveling to NYU Medical Center, but that he believed his wife might give birth before they could get there. Around Rockefeller Center traffic is complicated these days by the closure of several streets during the Christmas season and the high presence of buyers.

“Officers began escorting the vehicle to NYU Medical Center, but had to change their route to Bellevue. [Hospital] due to heavy traffic, ”said NYPD Sgt. Edward Riley, noting that the Tesla was following police. “Officers noticed that the vehicle behind them stopped. When checking the occupants, they discovered that the woman had given birth in the vehicle.

That Tesla model has a list price that starts at $ 105,000, he said. New York Post. The mother and child were later transported to NYC in good condition, police said. Their names were not released.