Uber Baby Delivered in Lincoln Tunnel

On Monday evening, August 31, a baby was delivered in an Uber in the Lincoln Tunnel with assistance from the Uber driver-partner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Fire Department.

“Uber is fast becoming the go-to option for expecting parents who need a reliable ride to the hospital. We are very proud of Uber driver-partner Erick Rodriguez for his quick action to help ensure the latest Uber baby arrived safely. Uber also sends our best wishes to the entire family and thanks the Port Authority Police and the New York City Fire Department EMTs for their assistance,” said Uber New Jersey General Manager Ana Mahony.

In appreciation for driver-partner Rodriguez’s efforts, Uber is giving the driver tickets to a Yankees game as a gift as well as providing a deep clean for his vehicle. Uber is also sending the family an Uber rider onesie for the new baby and providing them a free ride home from the hospital. The family is from Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Rodriguez’s night took an unexpected turn when one of his riders gave birth in his car during an Uber ride on August 31.

Many Uber users have come to depend on the service’s reliability for trips to the hospital. There have been a number of reports this year of expecting parents using Uber to get to the delivery room.

“I was expecting my second child, and went into labor 10 days early. The minute I started having contractions, my husband, my sister-in-law, and I all knew without thinking that we would request an Uber. I’ve been an Uber user for two years, and I never would have thought of contacting anyone else in this exciting emergency. I could feel the baby on its way, and was in such a rush. The driver arrived in 3 1/2 minutes and got me to the hospital in less than 11 minutes, and I had the baby within 40 minutes of arriving at the hospital! I am so glad that we had Uber to rely on. Five stars!” said Uber NYC user Lindsay H. Her baby was born on June 23, 2015 at NYU Hospital.

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