Car stopped for speeding, woman gives birth on side of road
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, November 18, 2012 12:35PM EST
BELLEVILLE- Mom, baby -- and dad -- are all doing well after a harrowing roadside delivery in Belleville, Ontario.
Belleville Police Staff Sergeant Chris Barry says a patrol officer spotted a speeding vehicle during the wee hours of Sunday morning and was about to pull it over when the car suddenly stopped on North Front Street on its own by the officer's cruiser.
Barry says the man driving the car jumped out and told the officer he'd been racing to get his wife to a hospital to deliver her baby, but the baby decided it couldn't wait.
With the officer's help the woman gave birth to a boy at the side of the road in front of a grocery store.
Mother and child were then transported to hospital, where they are both said to be doing well.