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Woman Gives Birth on the Garden State Parkway

Husband delivers his own baby boy on the side of a busy highway



    Woman Gives Birth on the Garden State Parkway
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    WUHAN, CHINA - JULY 17: (CHINA OUT) A baby, one of quadruplets, holds the thumb of father Deng Weijun who could take two of the babies home from the Tongji Hospital on July 17, 2007 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China. Farmer Deng Qin, 23, gave birth to three girls and one boy who were delivered by Caesarean section on June 28 after 33 weeks of pregnancy. The babies respectively weighed 1.8 kg (3.97 lbs), 1.4 kg (3.09 lbs), 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs) and 1.45 kg (3.2 lbs) when they were born. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

    A baby boy would not wait to get the hospital.

    He came into the world early Monday morning on the side of the Garden State Parkway in Elmwood Park, NJ. His father delivered the baby before rescue workers could get to their car.

    "The father had wrapped the aby in his coat. They were just sitting there waiting for further assistance," Tooper Kris Towman told The Record.

    The baby's mother was in labor and her husband was driving to the hospital. But the baby was apparently in a hurry to make his entrance.

    The couple parked on the shoulder along the northbound lanes of the toll road just south of the Interstate 80 interchange. The baby made his entrance right there.

    An ambulance showed up shortly after the delivery. The mother and baby were taken to the hospital.

    "It's crazy, but everyone's good," said State Police Sgt. Kevin Marron.

    The family's names were not immediately released.