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Ireland‘I hadn’t much time to process the gravity of the situation’ — Hero topless Dublin taxi driver delivers baby in the back of cab

10:50  05 september  2019
10:50  05 september  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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‘I hadn’t much time to process the gravity of the situation’ — Hero topless Dublin taxi driver delivers baby in the back of cab © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

A topless Dublin taxi driver has described the moment he was forced to deliver a passenger’s baby in the back of his car.

‘I hadn’t much time to process the gravity of the situation’ — Hero topless Dublin taxi driver delivers baby in the back of cab © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Taxi Driver Delivers Baby

Keith Mooney was bringing Sonia Akhigbe to the Coombe Hospital when her waters suddenly broke.

The taxi driver says he had barely gotten on the N4 when Sonia broke the news to him that she was going into labour.

‘I couldn’t believe what was happening,’ Keith told the Irish Independent.

‘I knew I had to remain calm to keep this lady’s street levels to a minimum.

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‘I assured her that everything would be alright and that an ambulance was on the way.

Keith, who had been driving a taxi for just six weeks, had recently become a father himself so was able to handle the situation calmly.

‘I hadn’t much time to process the gravity of the situation’ — Hero topless Dublin taxi driver delivers baby in the back of cab © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

He pulled in at a bus stop along the River Liffey and checked if he could see the baby’s head.

Mum-of-five Sonia knew the labour routine well at this stage and told Keith that the baby was on the way.

‘I was the only person around and was so caught up in the moment that I hadn’t much time to process the gravity of the situation,’ Keith gushed.

‘I hadn’t much time to process the gravity of the situation’ — Hero topless Dublin taxi driver delivers baby in the back of cab © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Taxi Driver Delivers Baby

‘I held the baby in my arms and made sure that the umbilical cord wasn’t wrapped around her neck and took off my t-shirt to clean the baby’s mouth and nose.’

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‘I hadn’t much time to process the gravity of the situation’ — Hero topless Dublin taxi driver delivers baby in the back of cab © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Taxi Driver Delivers Baby

The innovative, and now shirtless, taxi driver used his phone charger to cut the baby girl’s umbilical cord and handed her over to her mother.

Sonia said she was extremely grateful for Keith’s quick thinking and said she and baby Dawn will remember the story for years to come.

Dublin Fire Brigade took to Twitter to thank Keith for his help, saying it was ‘nice to see [him] with his t-shirt on’.

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