Baby born at bus stop
As members of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department were responding to the usual calls for service on a Cinco De Mayo evening, the Corado family were enjoying a quiet night at home. Little did they know, their two worlds were about to collide in a very chaotic, but positive way.
Maria Ortiz-Corado was 9 months pregnant, but still 10 days away from her due date when she unexpectedly went into labor. This was not her first child so she did not panic, but asked her husband, Jonatan Corado, to call a taxi to take them to Barton Memorial Hospital for the delivery. Mr. and Mrs. Corado then waited at the bus stop at the corner of Pioneer Trail and Aspenwald for the cab to arrive. The baby, however, did not wait.
At about 12:28 a.m., South Lake dispatchers Jill Broadfoot and Linda Clark received a frantic phone call reporting a baby was being born at the bus stop on Pioneer Trail and Aspenwald Street. The dispatchers immediately began coaching the caller through the birthing process while simultaneously dispatching fire department medics and police officers to the scene. Officers Chris Webber, Angie Kallstrom, and Sgt. Brad Williams all responded. Officer Webber was only a couple of blocks away and arrived on scene in less than one minute. When he arrived on scene Officer Webber was greeted by the Corados and their new son, David, who was born just as the officer arrived. Officer Kallstrom and Sgt. Williams arrived shortly thereafter and helped provide comfort to the new family until medics arrived on scene and transported the family to the hospital via ambulance. Both mother and son were found to be a bit cold, but otherwise healthy.
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department wishes to congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Corado on the birth of David Corado, 6 lbs. 3oz., 19 1/2 inches.