Baby Born in Car After Deadly Metra Accident

One push and the baby's head came out, says mother

By Ivanna Hampton
|  Friday, Aug 6, 2010  |  Updated 12:02 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Celebrity Baby Bumps

advertisement
Photos and Videos

Car Bursts Into Flames After Train Collision

POLICE CHIEF JIM PRADINI OF DESPLAINES EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED TO CAUSE THIS DEADLY CRASH
More Photos and Videos

The proud parents of a baby born in a traffic jam created by a deadly train accident will never forget how their daughter came in to the world.

David Lima, 26, and his pregnant girlfriend, Alondra Garcia, 22, left their Palatine home and headed toward Lutheran General Hospital Wednesday. A few moments later they were caught in a line of cars delayed by deadly Metra accident in Des Plaines, the Sun-Times reports.

The parents-to-be realized their baby would be born before they got to the hospital.

"I was telling her, 'Please, please, hold it in!'" Lima said.

At 8:45 a.m., Lima pulled into a parking lot and called 911.

"I just felt the urge to push," Garcia said. "The first time I pushed, her head came out."

Paramedics working on the scene of the train accident headed less than a half mile to the delivery happening in a car, the paper reports. Emergency workers were there just in time to welcome an 8 lbs, 1 oz Gabriella to the world.

Garcia and the baby are doing well, Thursday, and Lima is breathing easier.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out