Mother gives birth in car as Saline police provide escort to hospital
A newborn baby and his 25-year-old mother are doing well after the woman gave birth in the car as Saline police provided an escort to the hospital.
Saline police reported a man called 911 at 9:57 a.m. Friday to alert police that the woman was in labor and they were on their way to the hospital. The man was driving a Pontiac Sunfire east of Michigan Avenue when officers spotted the car and began providing an escort to the emergency room.
When they arrived at the hospital, the man informed police that the woman had actually given birth in the car before arriving at the hospital. Officer Theo Helms directed the man to go inside the hospital and alert staff while he went to check on the woman and the baby. Police reported the baby was crying and they both seemed to be in good shape.
Officers stayed at the hospital to help get the woman inside and waited in the emergency room to make sure everything was OK.
AnnArbor.com has reached out to the family of the woman for comment on this story.