Baby Born in Backseat While on Calif. Freeway

The father helped his wife deliver the newborn while pulled over on a West LA off ramp

By Christina Cocca
|  Saturday, Oct 12, 2013  |  Updated 11:16 AM EDT
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Baby Born in Backseat While on Calif. Freeway

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A baby girl was born in the backseat of an SUV while stopped on the Santa Monica Boulevard off ramp from the 405 Freeway on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

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A baby girl was welcomed into the world on a Southern California freeway Saturday morning when a woman went into labor in the backseat of her car in West Los Angeles.

The woman gave birth about 1 a.m. in the backseat of her Acura SUV, which was stopped on the closed Santa Monica Boulevard off ramp from the San Diego (405) Freeway, a news photographer reported from the scene.

The woman's husband took off his shirt and used it to swaddle the baby after he helped in the birth of his newborn daughter.

Video from the scene showed the shirtless dad in the backseat with his wife and child as firefighters arrived.

Firefighters could be seen examining the newborn inside of an ambulance before transporting both the baby and her mother to a hospital.

The newborn's grandparents and sibling were also in the car during the birth, the photographer reported.

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