Baby born in Swansea taxi!

November 1st, 2016

In August 2016, Steve Storton started his shift as a taxi driver like every other normal day. Before he knew it there was a job for him and off he went to pick up Kai Huang and Quix India, he soon realised when he got there that this wasn’t going to be the average job because Quix was in labour.

Kai Huang had already rang the hospital before Steve arrived and they told him that they needed to get to the hospital as quick as they could. As the journey began to Swansea’s Singleton Hospital, it very quickly became apparent that the baby wasn’t going to wait. Halfway to the hospital, Steve had to pull over and call the hospital for advice. With the help of both Steve and Kuang, Quix gave birth to Loeo.

Steve said “I just couldn’t look in the back of the car because I have a really weak stomach”

“When I was driving to the hospital she screamed that the baby was coming and that she could feel the head.”

“I rung Singleton Hospital to ask for advice and they told me to wrap a warm blanket around the baby, and I said ‘I haven’t got a blanket I’m a taxi driver”.

“It was remarkable, like something you see on an American film”.

The baby weighed a healthy 8lb 2oz and was taken to hospital for a check-up once that ambulance arrived. A midwife then wrapped the new-born in a blanket and cut the umbilical cord. We wish the family all the best and would like to say well done to Steve the cabbie!

As crazy as this story may seem, Steve was not alone. In our recent taxi survey, we found that 2.09% of taxi drivers have had a woman give birth in their vehicle and 13.26% had experienced a woman in labour in their cab.

You never know what could happen on the road, that’s why it’s best to get great levels of cover from a taxi insurance expert. If you would like any more information on the range of products that we offer, please do not hesitate to call us on; 0333 200 0089.

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