President Obama’s motorcade reportedly blocked a pregnant woman from getting to the hospital who was in labor. He was on his way to – you guessed it – a fundraiser! See below…
Police prevented a pregnant woman in labor from crossing the street to get to a nearby hospital yesterday in L.A. because President Barack Obama’s motorcade was on the way.
A Twitter user documented the unidentified woman sitting on a bus bench for roughly half an hour, waiting for the president and his entourage to pass through, as she was attended to by another woman in scrubs.
‘This woman is in labor but can’t get to Cedars[Sinai Medical Center] cuz of Obama!!!,’ Carrie Clifford tweeted, along with a photo of the very pregnant-looking woman.
After Clifford tweeted photos of the woman, KNBC reporter Robert Kovacik rushed to the scene.
Kovacik talked to a police officer who told him that the LAPD would allow the woman to go to the hospital ‘as soon as we can.’
‘It looks like the motorcade is coming through right about now, so we’ll be able to open it up for traffic,’ he said. ‘The first thing we’ll try to get through will be an ambulance.’
An LAPD spokesman confirmed the story to MailOnline on Thursday but said the police did not know the woman was in labor when she first asked to cross the street.
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