Speeding US dad ignores traffic police with baby coming
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A man who was pulled over for speeding as he rushed his pregnant wife to the hospital said he was determined to keep going despite the police lights flashing behind him.
Mr Tyler Rathjen planned to keep going as his wife Ashley began giving birth to their son in the passenger seat. But a red light with heavy traffic finally forced him to stop.
"I should not stop, I'm not going to, I'm going to get to the hospital," Mr Rathjen recalled thinking in an interview with Cedar Rapids TV station KCRG.
The baby's head and arms were already out by the time Iowa City Officer Kevin Wolfe reached the passenger door.