31 Jan '17, 11am

Surprise passenger as baby is born in SMRT taxi

SINGAPORE - Picking up his first passengers of the day, SMRT taxi driver Mr Mohamad Nazaruddin received an unexpected addition on route: the couple's baby. Madam Ma.elena del Rosario Ortiz and her husband, Mr Hamid, were on their way to the hospital for a check-up in Mr Mohamad's taxi on Monday (Jan 30) afternoon. Mr Mohamad noticed his passenger was in pain and decided to drive to the nearest hospital instead. But the baby came early and was delivered in his taxi. The 39-year-old stayed calm and advised Mr Hamid on how to ensure the baby would be fine. Nurses helped the couple and their baby when they arrived at the hospital and Mr Mohamad waived the couple's taxi fare. The story was shared by SMRT on its Facebook page on Tuesday (Jan 31). Madam Ma.elena described the experience as "unforgettable and remarkable". "I feel shocked and also overjoyed that my baby girl was bo...

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