LAFAYETTE (CBS SF) — A baby boy born inside a car on the shoulder of state Highway 24 in Lafayette Wednesday is healthy and “doing great,” according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP Officer John Fransen said officers responded to a report of a woman in labor at 7:26 a.m. on Highway 24 near Acalanes Road.

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Fransen said the father-to-be pulled over to the side of the road as soon as he realized the baby wasn’t waiting for them to arrive at the hospital.

“He was concerned, but apparently, he was pretty calm as his wife was going into labor,” Fransen said.

The mother gave birth to a boy, Fransen said and then he called back to say they didn’t need an ambulance to the hospital, but would drive themselves.

The threesome arrived at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, a roughly five minute drive, safe and sound, Fransen said.

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“It’s definitely a miracle,” Fransen said. “Luckily, most people are able to get to the hospital, but sometimes, when the child wants to enter into this world, they don’t wait.”

Although the woman gave birth before officers arrived, Fransen said CHP officers are trained in the police academy how to deliver babies in an emergency.

The father indicated both the mother and son “are doing great,” Fransen said.

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