A pregnant Queens woman needing an ambulance as she went into labor had a delayed trip to the hospital after the ambulance became stuck in the borough’s snow-piled streets.
Before 6 p.m. on Saturday, Albana Tushe of Middle Village, Queens, went into labor and needed emergency services to transport her to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, the New York Daily News reported.
After an FDNY engine truck became stuck, Tushe’s ambulance also needed to be dug out, the Daily News reported.
“A bunch of people came out of their houses and tried to shovel out the ambulance,” neighbor Joseph Swick said to the Daily News, which added that the residents also tried pushing the ambulance from behind, with no success, before a tow truck driver was able to free the vehicle.
The incident was not an isolated case, as at least 31 ambulances got stuck in the blizzard and had to be towed, the New York Post reported in a related article.
Tushe’s ride to the hospital, though, did not bother the arrival of her new baby girl, the Daily News reported.
“They did have a little bit of a fright,” her cousin Ani Coaderaj said to the Daily News. “The baby’s great, very healthy.”