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Father delivers baby girl on 605 Freeway

January 17, 2011 |  8:54 am

A father delivered his baby girl Monday on the side of the 605 Freeway in Los Alamitos, officials said.

The parents, whose names had not yet been released, were on their way to Los Alamitos Medical Center about 1:15 a.m. when the baby started to emerge, said officials with the California Highway Patrol.

The father quickly pulled over and stopped his sport utility vehicle on the side of the freeway south of Katella Avenue and called 911, and the operators instructed him on how to deliver the baby, the CHP said.

Emergency officials were contacted at 1:19 a.m., and by 1:21 a.m. the CHP received reports the baby was crying and breathing, officials said.

Paramedics arrived 15 minutes after the call to cut the umbilical cord and make sure everyone was safe, the CHP said, and then the mother and the baby were taken to Los Alamitos Medical Center.

Both were in good health Monday morning, said Susan Morales, a spokeswoman for the hospital.


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