New Jersey Woman Gives Birth on a PATH Train

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Indian immigrants Rabita Sarker and Aditya Saurabh were just practicing their trip from Harrison, New Jersey, to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan when mom, Rabita, realized that her labor pains were not false. The couple didn't want to risk having their child enter the world inside the Lincoln Tunnel, so they took the PATH train to Manhattan from Journal Square station in Jersey City. The baby boy was born en route to the hospital. The proud parents haven't named the boy yet but will call him "Jhatpat” for now, the Hindi word for “Fast," which is cuter but less accurate than "Untimely."