Father delivers baby girl on side of freeway

Father delivers baby girl on side of freeway
(Photo: Washington State Patrol)
LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Sometimes even a muscle car isn't fast enough.

A man rushing his pregnant wife to the hospital Tuesday night ended up delivering the baby in his car on the side of the freeway.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said troopers were first alerted to the incident when they received reports from other drivers about a Dodge Challenger being driven erratically on State Route 512.

Gill said the car belonged to a man who's wife was in labor in the passenger seat as he tried to get to Madigan Army Medical Center.

The man realized the baby wasn't going to wait, so he pulled over near the I-5 interchange, called 911 and his wife gave birth inside the Challenger before police or medics arrived.

Gill said all the medics had to do once they got to the scene was cut the umbilical cord. The family was taken to the hospital to be checked out and Gill said mom and baby are "doing great."