Baby born on the side of motorway at 2am this morning 'doing fine'
A massive congrats to all involved.
A baby born on the side of the motorway in the early hours of this morning is said to be "doing fine."
North West Motorway Police in the UK discovered a car pulled over on the hard shoulder of the M60 at approximately 2am this morning.
On closer inspection, police realised that a woman was in the car and she had just given birth to a healthy baby boy.
An ambulance arrived soon afterwards, and the newborn is said to be "doing fine."
GMP patrol just come across a vehicle on hard shoulder on M60, upon closer inspection was greeted with a female just given birth, Ambulance now on scene, first reports are Mum and baby doing fine, #newbabyjoy pic.twitter.com/lcxvk9Ej8L
— North West Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) June 17, 2019
Motorway Police announced the newborn's arrival on Twitter early this morning.
"GMP patrol just come across a vehicle on hard shoulder on M60," they wrote.
"Upon closer inspection was greeted with a female just given birth, Ambulance now on scene, first reports are Mum and baby doing fine."
They later confirmed that the baby boy had been named Luke. "May the force be with them," they said.
This comes after a woman gave birth unexpectedly to a baby girl on an Irish Rail train travelling from Galway to Dublin.
A GP and two nurses who were travelling on the train delivered the surprise passenger at 5pm when the train stopped in Kildare.
Dr Alan Devine helped to bring the baby girl into the world with just a pair of plastic gloves from the train's catering trolley.
Irish Rail have said the girl will receive free travel on their services until she is 18 years old.