An alert New Jersey State Police sergeant saved the day for a couple on the way to the hospital to have a baby.

Sgt. Sean Boag was on his way home Friday on the Garden State Parkway when he heard on his radio that a woman was going into labor on the side of the highway near Middletown.

Boag arrived in a few minutes and helped deliver a baby girl.

The couple from Lakewood was driving to a hospital in New Brunswick when they realized they weren't going to make it in time. Their names haven't been released.

Boag tells The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1QdAt2y) that he'd never done a delivery before but that state police are well-trained for many emergency situations.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com