When Fritz Rosales and Josephine Rosales, who was in labor, realized they wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time, they pulled into a Sam’s Club parking lot to deliver their fifth child.
CBS-Sacramento interviewed the proud parents. Fritz Rosales explained that events seemed to conspire against them. First, they needed to stop at a gas station for fuel. Then, they came across a slow-moving train at a railroad crossing.
‘It was probably going 25-30 miles per hour, and it was probably a 90-car train,’ Fritz told CBS-Sacramento. ‘Then, just as soon as that train cleared the crossing, another train came along the same track. I was like, ‘Are you serious?”
It was at this point they realized the baby wasn’t going to wait. ‘The first thing that came to my mind was Sam’s Club,’ Fritz told the station.
Fritz pulled into the parking lot, dialed 911 and told an ambulance where they were, then set about delivering the baby, whom he and Josephine named Alexander (not Samuel).
Fritz said that at first the baby wasn’t breathing. Alexander then started crying, and mom and dad knew things were going to be OK. Josephine told CBS-Sacramento that she’s relieved everything worked out and Alexander is healthy.