You think your commute is tough? A female bus passenger in Xindu gave birth while on a bus — and the whole thing was caught on video.
In the video, the woman stands up and begins pulling a baby out from underneath her clothes while her three-year-old son looks on from the adjacent seat.
The woman, 39-year-old Wang Liying, was on the 666 bus on her way to the hospital for a checkup when her stomach suddenly began hurting, she told a reporter afterward. It was 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, and she wasn't expecting the baby to appear for another five days at least. But so it did, and as the other passengers realized what was happening, they notified the bus driver, came over to assist the woman, and unanimously decided that the bus driver should head toward the hospital, according to the Chengdu Commercial Daily.
In an interview the next day with the bus driver, You Zhixu, 41, he said that because it was rush hour, he put on his emergency lights and stepped on the gas. The average speed of a city bus is 30 kmph, but he said he went up to 60, ran through two red lights, and passed every bus stop without stopping, much to the confusion of waiting passengers, who waved at him to stop. He added that at the time he felt more nervous than when his own wife was giving birth.
Eventually he spotted an ambulance and flagged it down. The medical staff came on board to take the mother and her two children to the hospital.
Wang told reporters that she was married and divorced, and that the father of the child was a coworker she hadn't had any contact with since May. The reporter found the father who said he had learned about the birth and was very happy.
Wang added that she is extremely grateful for the kind-heartedness of the other passengers, the bus driver, and the ambulance workers.