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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Baby girl born in car on I-270

By Dan Morse
Dan Morse

A woman gave birth to a baby girl Friday morning after the Mazda she was in pulled over to the shoulder off Interstate 270 in Montgomery County, authorities said.

A man inside the vehicle received delivery instructions over the phone from a 911 operator, said Capt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for Montgomery's Fire and Rescue Service.

The mother and child, both taken to a local hospital by firefighters, appear to be doing well, Garcia added.

The woman and man may have been trying to get to Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Garcia said. Further details were not immediately available.

Rescue workers were called to the scene -- along Northbound 270, just south of Montrose Road -- at 6:55 a.m. The call was classified as an "imminent delivery," Garcia said. But by the time rescue workers arrived, the baby had been born, according to initial reports.

By Dan Morse  | December 17, 2010; 11:24 AM ET
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Comments

OK, I confused. What was the crime?

Posted by: km59 | December 17, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

crime is interstate birth.

Posted by: peanut47 | December 17, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

the crime is what happened to the car's upholstery.

Posted by: MarilynManson | December 17, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

It must have been a blessing for these paramedics to respond to the beginning of a life. All too often they're the first ones responding at the end of someone's life.

Posted by: jjlc125 | December 17, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

it's beautiful -it is a blessing.

Posted by: Capsheaf | December 17, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

MD will make it a crime next year.

Posted by: reiflame1 | December 17, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

This is gross. People who don't know when they're about to give birth shouldn't be allowed to have children.

Posted by: mclovin | December 17, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

This is gross. People who don't know when they're about to give birth shouldn't be allowed to have children.

Posted by: mclovin | December 17, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I'd bet a week's salary the parents are illegal aliens.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | December 17, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they were trying to comply with HOV restrictions? 3 or more in a car?

Posted by: ounanm1 | December 17, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they were trying to comply with HOV restrictions? 3 or more in a car?

Posted by: ounanm1 | December 17, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I'd bet a week's salary the parents are illegal aliens.

Posted by: Baltimore11 | December 17, 2010 4:18 PM |

I was gonna go on a rant about your latent racist tendencies but then I figured that you were being awfully deceptive. While a week's salary might sound impressive, i hear that the clan doesn't actually pay all that much for its manure haulers.

Posted by: DreamOutLoud | December 17, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm hoping that mclovin is joking. Either that or he's...well, a he. Because I would hope that no woman would say something that utterly ridiculous. ::eyeroll::

Speaking as a woman who went from 3 cm dilated to 9 cm dilated in less than 20 minutes, it's not always easy to know when the baby is imminent. Under slightly different circumstances, this story could have been me and my husband in our Mazda!

I hope the mother and baby are doing well.

Posted by: marag | December 17, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

The only crime here is Baltimore11's ignorant racist comment.

Posted by: Gary12 | December 17, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

There are any number of reasons Mom & Dad didn't make it to the hospital:

1.Could have been a 1st baby, so they didn't know how long labor would be
2. Maybe there were other kids at home, so they had to wait for someone else to come over to stay with them, on a day with a few inches of snow on the ground.
3. Maybe they had to stop for gas - my brother & sister-in-law had to for their 1st one & almost didn't make it.
4. Maybe she has a history of quick deliveries - some women just do. My husband's sister is one. Her third child was born at home with her husband playing doctor - the paramedics walked in the door just after the baby was born & took them both to the hospital.
5. I could think of more, but one's immigration status would never be considered.

And I'm guessing that although delivering a child along the interstate is not a crime, its likely on this page because it involves the rescue service.

Posted by: PorthosAD | December 17, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Some people will do anything to be able to use the HOV lane.

Posted by: nickthimmeschearthlinknet | December 17, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

mclovin is a woman who thinks it's ridiculous to defend people who have children on highways. I think "surprise birth" is only an option when one is keenly unaware of what is going on with one's own body. The myths of "surprise" are just a cover-up for sleepy-headed ignorance.

Posted by: woof3 | December 18, 2010 6:39 AM | Report abuse

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