Fire officials: Baby born in car on I-696

Associated Press

Royal Oak — Fire officials say a baby has been born in a car on an interstate highway in the Detroit area.

WXYZ-TV reports the Royal Oak fire department got a call around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday that a woman was giving birth in a vehicle on Interstate 696. Parts of the highway were shut down so firefighters could get to the scene.

The TV station says the baby had already been born by the time they arrived, with the baby’s father helping with the delivery. Royal Oak firefighter Eric Scicluna says he cut the baby’s umbilical cord and they went to the hospital.

The fire department says the baby, mother and father are all fine.