After realizing the woman was pregnant and in labor, the Captain, uninjured, immediately offered to call an ambulance to take them to the hospital, but the couple declined.
So as not to delay them, the Captain immediately asked for their ID, called it in to police headquarters, and sent them on their way.
“The Captain made a judgment call based upon the circumstances that he was faced with, and he felt the health of the pregnant occupant outweighed the necessity for an immediate crash investigation,” says Lakewood Police Lieutenant LeRoy Marshall. “The Chief fully supports his decision.”
Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer lauded the Captain’s actions.
“The Captain made the right call by sending them on their way after getting all their information and notifying headquarters,” Police Chief Greg Meyer told TLS. “She was pregnant, damage was minor, and there were no injuries.”