Baby born on I-8 after mom gets stuck in traffic on way to hospital

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN DIEGO — A baby boy was born on the side of a San Diego freeway Thursday morning, after the mother got stuck in rush hour traffic and could not make it to the hospital in time, according to authorities.

Paramedics were called to westbound Interstate 8 near Waring Road in Grantville at about 7:35 a.m., according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson. But by the time they got there, the healthy baby had already arrived.

That stretch of the freeway is typically full of slow-moving cars at that time of the morning.

The mom and her new son were transported to nearby Kaiser Permanente hospital by ambulance.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Popular Stories

Latest News

More News