Woman gives birth on I-15 freeway

SAN DIEGO - A pregnant woman on the way to a hospital went into labor and gave birth on the side of a freeway in Rancho Penasquitos early Thursday morning.

The woman was being driven to a UC San Diego Medical Center when her water broke just before 2 a.m. on Interstate 15.

According to a San Diego Fire-Rescue captain at the scene, the driver pulled his pickup truck to the shoulder and called 911 for an ambulance. Paramedics responded and delivered the baby boy on the freeway shoulder.

The baby was healthy and had no complications, the fire captain said.

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