- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A baby unwilling to wait for its due date or Seattle traffic was born in a vehicle during the Friday morning commute on the side of Interstate 5.

The birth happened around 6:30 a.m., in traffic that was extra slow because of heavy rain, KING-TV reported (https://goo.gl/mmq84E).

“She says, ‘It’s coming, it’s coming,’ and I said, ‘We’re 10 minutes away,’ ” Michael Tilton, the baby’s father, told KING-TV.

The birth happened on a Mercer Street off ramp. Both the northbound and southbound ramps were blocked as medics responded.

A police officer congratulated him and gave him a high-five upon arriving on the scene, Tilton said.

“She’s holding the baby, I’m sitting there, she’s sitting in the passenger seat, and we just start cracking up, laughing hysterically, we cannot believe this just happened,” Tilton said.

The baby’s mother, Jessie Cordova, had gone into labor with the baby boy more than a month early.

The scene was cleared, and the mother, baby and father got a ride to the hospital from firefighters around 7 a.m. The newborn is reportedly doing just fine.

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Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/

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