July 23, 2013 at 9:39 AM
Baby born in car stuck in Seattle traffic
A mother and her newborn son are reported in excellent condition after the infant was born in the front seat of her car while she was on her way to a hospital on First Hill.
According to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore, the woman’s husband was driving her to Swedish Hospital to give birth, but they got caught in rush hour traffic and weren’t quite able to make it.
The man pulled the White Lexus off the side of the road on Boren Avenue near Yesler Way and called 911 at 8:16 a.m. Tuesday. By the time medics arrived three minutes later, the baby had already been born. Moore said it was the 30-year-old woman’s second child.
Moore said an off-duty nurse who was passing by was able to assist in the baby’s delivery.
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