Police Pull Over Car Going 100 MPH to Find Woman Inside Giving Birth
byKaitlin StanfordJun 20, 2014
We've heard our share of "born in the back seat of the car" birth stories in our day. But this one has a bit of a twist.
Police in the U.K. were in hot pursuit of a speeding car last Friday night, as it reached 100 MPH along a busy motorway. To any onlooker, the car seemed to be on the run. When cops finally pulled the car over, they were expecting a bit of a situation — they just weren't sure which kind. A fleeing robber perhaps? A felon on the run? A stolen vehicle?
But nope. Instead, they found a frantic grandpa-to-be by the name of Colin Ellmore behind the wheel. In the backseat? Oh, just his daughter Tiffany, giving birth.
As BBC News reports, 26-year-old Tiffany Ellmore had started to go into labor when she asked her dad to take her to the hospital. But that labor came on fast and furious, and before long, Tiffany found herself pushing right there in the car.
By the time cops had chased the car down — which had to be boxed in by seven police officers in four different cars to force it to stop — little Lola Mia Rose was already on her way out.
"We boxed [the car] in forcing it to stop and when it did the driver got out and we thought he was running off," Sergeant Simon Goss of the Hampshire Police later told Portsmouth News. "But he ran around the car to the passenger side and shouted something about a baby. When we got to the car, we saw the baby in the man's hands. I have never experienced anything like it before."
The new mom was immediately brought to the hospital by ambulance, along with her new baby girl, who weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Both are reportedly happy and healthy in the wake of an otherwise pretty chaotic day.
As for Gramps? Cops let the newbie grandfather slide, and didn't issue him a speeding ticket after all.