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.