Baby on Board: Newborn Arrives in Passenger's Seat

"He just came out," said father Javier Garcia of his baby boy, who arrived as the couple traveled to the hospital

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    Emergency calls detail the frantic scene when a man had to deliver his wife's baby on the side of the road while they were on their way to the hospital. The mother and baby are now doing well. John Cádiz Klemack reports from Lancaster for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 11, 2013.

    Deputies and paramedics responded to a call in Lancaster late Sunday and found a baby and his mother in the passenger's seat of a car on the side of the road.

    The baby -- 5 pounds, 14 ounces -- arrived near Avenue M at East 15th Street as the parents were traveling to the hospital. Javier Garcia and his wife, Gladys, were about half-way to the hospital when he arrived.

    "He just came out," said Javier Garcia. "It was too fast."

    The baby and mother were transported to the hospital in an ambulance. Fire officials told a photographer at the scene that the mother and baby are "doing fine."

    Baby "Just Came Out" on Way to Hospital

    [LA] Baby "Just Came Out" on Way to Hospital
    A father describes the arrival of his son, who was born in the passenger's seat as the family traveled to the hospital in Lancaster. A report broadcast Monday March 11, 2013 on Today in LA.

    "The baby has a nice cry," said Captain Lester Fuzell, of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. "Dad did fine. These situations do occur and you never really know when Mother Nature decides that new bundle of joy is going to come."

    The couple named the boy Noah Robert -- his middle name, a coincidence, is the same as the 911 dispatcher who guided his birth. Noah is the couple's third child.

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