Construction and heavy traffic force roadside child birth

San Francisco TrafficA traffic jam in the San Francisco Bay area forced a soon-to-be father to pull his vehicle over and deliver his own child on the side of a busy Sonoma County highway.

Luis Lugo’s wife Lucy Renteria knew she was going into labor when she told him to drive her to the hospital. Unfortunately the baby couldn’t wait to come out, and construction on Highway 101 had traffic moving at a snail’s pace.

At first the couple panicked and tried to turn around at an exit to the county landfill, but as luck would have it – the off-ramp was closed. After finally pulling over and calling 911, Lugo took matters into his own hands and delivered their newborn son.

The baby was born happy and healthy.