Surgeon rides child’s bike to get through traffic nightmare for surgery

Baton Rouge surgeon, Catherine Baucom, MD of Elliot Mastology Centre, was on her way to surgery at BRASS Surgery Centre Wednesday morning when she found herself caught in the traffic caused by the accident that shut-down Interstate 10 early Wednesday morning.

According to officials at BRASS Surgery Centre, Dr Baucom tried to navigate the gridlock to no avail, so she decided to take matters into her own hands.

Dr Baucom remembered a friend that lived a few blocks from her position in the mayhem and made her way to his house.

Catherine called, she was outside my house. She said ‘Hey do you have a bike?’ I walked outside and said yea, its a kids bike, said Dr Brian Barnett. After a quick test run, Dr Baucom decided the bike was her only choice to get to the hospital. I got the air pump out and aired the tires up as much as I could.

He gladly loaned her his seven year old daughter’s bike and helmet and the nearly six foot tall surgeon resumed her journey to the surgery centre.

It was hot pink and small, Dr Baucom said, describing the bike. The helmet was pink with princesses. He added he was laughing so much he couldn’t get video of her before she peddled away. But she did utilise the plastic basket on front, to put her cell phone in. Showed her experience with the bike — via

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