ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC — A woman gave birth to a baby girl in the back of a car in a Huddle House parking lot early Monday morning.
Two of Huddle House’s employees helped the couple before an ambulance arrived and took them to Cone Health’s Women’s Hospital in Greensboro.
On a recorded 911 phone call, Huddle House employee Justin Plaster said, “I work here at the Huddle House. There is some guy that came up and his wife just had a baby inside the car. We need an ambulance up here.”
While Plaster spoke to the dispatcher, his fiancée Ashley Morgan, a Huddle House server, tried to help the couple care for the newborn.
“The umbilical cord was wrapped around its neck,” Morgan said.
Eventually, an ambulance arrived to the location along US 220 in the Stokesdale area and took the new family to the hospital.
The couple did not speak much English, and Plaster and Morgan did not get their names.
“I don’t know who they are. I don’t know their names. It’s somebody that pulled up, and I decided to help,” Morgan said.
Health privacy laws prevent hospitals from releasing any information about patients without some sort of family relationship or at least a name.
For this reason, the condition of mother and child are unknown.