Unexpected delivery in Puente Tocinos

Gas station birth in Murcia Image: Shutterstock/ Milana Gutesa Bozo

A 35-year-old woman gave birth at a petrol station in Puente Tocinos, a district of Murcia, on Sunday afternoon June 30. The incident occurred on Avenida Miguel Induráin as she was en route to the hospital and went into labour.

Murcia Petrol Station Delivery Drama

At 19:09, the Emergency Coordination Centre 112 of the Region of Murcia received a call alerting them of the situation. Emergency personnel provided instructions over the phone while dispatching an ambulance with medical staff. The baby was born during the call.

From Petrol Station to Hospital: Birth

A Mobile Unit from the 061 Emergency and Urgency Management arrived shortly after. They stabilised both the mother and the newborn before requesting an additional ambulance to transfer them to Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital in Murcia.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!