Mother Gives Birth in Car Immediately After Getting Into Crash

The baby born in the middle of a busy Miami road after his father got into a crash while driving his mother to the hospital he'll grow up, get caught in Miami-Dade traffic, and think, "This is where I was born. This is where I am from. Bad driving brought me into this world."

Yep, Jessica Stanley was in the back of her husband's car at about 6 a.m. this morning driving to the hospital to deliver twins. While making a turn at the corner of Southwest 102nd Avenue and 152nd Street the car got into a crash.

Thankfully, according to NBC Miami, Betty Hornes, a nurse and gastroenterology technician at Baptist Hospital, was in the car directly behind them. She says she the husband get out and start yelling that his wife was about to give birth. Hornes jumped into action and helped deliver the baby right there in the back seat.

"It was amazing, I was on an adrenaline rush," she told the station.

Thankfully no one was injured in the crash. The mother did finally make it to the hospital where she gave birth to the other twin.

Meanwhile, someone stuck in the traffic probably honked incessantly thinking, "I ain't got time for this miracle of birth shit. I've got places to go."

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