Doctor Borrows Child's Bike To Make It To Surgery

Dr. Catherine Baucom was stuck in a massive traffic jam caused by an accident in Baton Rouge, La. TV station WAFB reports she borrowed a seven-year-old girl's bike. Baucom, wearing a green surgical outfit, pedaled for miles to surgery on a small pink bike with a pink princess helmet.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Dr. Catherine Baucom was late for surgery, but didn't give up. She was stuck in a massive traffic jam caused by an accident in Baton Rouge. And then she recalled a friend's house nearby and went to borrow a bike. TV station WAFB says the friend loaned his seven-year-old daughter's bike. So Dr. Baucom, almost six feet tall and wearing a green surgical outfit, pedaled for miles to surgery on a small, pink bike with a pink princess helmet. It's MORNING EDITION.

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