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Rockland Woman Gives Birth During TZB Crash That Also Delays Bill Clinton

An accident involving an overturned truck Friday on the Tappan Zee Bridge resulted in a baby being born in a nearby parking lot and the delayed arrival of a former president at a rally. Photo Credit: New NY Bridge
The overturned dump truck on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo Credit: New York State Police
Former President Bill Clinton waving to people along Martine Avenue in White Plains during an April visit. Photo Credit: Dwight Ham

The Friday the 13th morning rollover truck accident on the Tappan Zee Bridge delayed thousands of motorists during the five hours the northbound lanes of the bridge were closed from just before 9 a.m. to around 2 p.m.

It also forced a Piermont woman to give birth and delayed a former president's from arriving at a campaign rally.

Husband Brian Larkin waited on the bridge as his wife Ashley was escorted by state troopers to Westchester, where she delivered a baby girl, named Maudi, in the ambulance of the parking lot at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, according to News 12.

The crash also delayed Bill Clinton's campaign stop on behalf of his wife, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, at Passaic County College in Paterson.

The former president left the Clintons' Chappaqua home with seemingly plenty of time to spare to get to the rally, which was attended by a crowd of more than 550. But the accident resulted in his arriving an hour late.

Clinton told the crowd the accident on the bridge was a "metaphor for the election," adding, "It's bridge-building, not wall building," America needs.

For more on the TZB accident, including a dash-cam video of the crash, click here.

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