Woman gives birth while on Interstate 8 in Flinn Springs: Mom, newborn appear to be doing well

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on the side of Interstate 8 in the Flinn Springs area early Wednesday, authorities said.

Paramedics were called to westbound I-8 west of Dunbar Lane at 3:48 a.m., according to a Heartland fire dispatcher. A family member was driving the woman to the hospital at the time but the baby just wouldn't wait, she said.

Paramedics took mother and son the rest of the way to Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Both mom and baby appear to be doing well.

 

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