PETALUMA (CBS SF) — Stuck in Bay Area traffic with a baby on the way, a panicked soon-to-be father pulled over and delivered his own child on the side of a Sonoma County highway.

Luis Lugo’s wife Lucy Renteria told him to get her to the hospital in Santa Rosa from Novato when she realized she was going into labor Saturday, but construction on Highway 101 meant traffic was moving at a crawl.

“There’s no way to come back, to move forward. It’s impossible, we’re stuck,” Luis said.

The frantic couple tried to turn around at the exit to the county landfill, but the off-ramp was closed.

“We’re going up the ramp, and she tells me, ‘stop, stop, stop the car!’” he said.

With a 911 operator on the phone just five minutes after pulling over, Luis took matters into his own hands, pulling his newborn son into the world, and the arms of his mother.

“He did a great job. He did a wonderful job delivering his own son,” Lucy said.

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