SANTA ANA – A woman gave birth on the side of the 22 early Wednesday, according to officials.
Orange County Fire Authority responded to the roadside delivery on the westbound 22 near the Main Street exit at 12:26 a.m.
The woman’s husband was driving the woman to the hospital, when they realized they were not going to make it. Officials did not say whether the child, the woman’s fourth, is a boy or a girl.
She was one day overdue, officials said.
“With each delivery, most of the time, babies are delivered quicker,” said Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi.
When fire personnel arrived, the woman had just given birth in a car on the right shoulder. Firefighters cut the umbilical cord and wrapped the baby up before taking the infant and the mother to St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Concialdi said.
Authorities said the baby’s condition is “outstanding” and the parents had not named the child as of Wednesday morning.
By ALYSSA DURANTY / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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