Two babies born within two days on 'The Miracle Highway'

A Northern California road has been dubbed "The Miracle Highway" by the CHP after it became the birthplace for two babies within two days this week.

Both were healthy baby boys and born on the same stretch of Highway 24 in Lafayette, according to the California Highway Patrol in Contra Costa County.


"Sometimes past the hustle and bustle of life lay [quiet] miracles," the CHP station said on Facebook.

The first baby was born about 7:25 a.m. Wednesday in a car along the right shoulder on eastbound California 24 near Acalanes Road.

It was just another foggy day in the Bay Area. But this baby and his family celebrated a birthday.

CHP says the father-to-be noticed his wife was going into labor, so he quickly pulled over to the right shoulder of the highway and helped deliver his baby.

Once his wife gave birth to their new son, he drove them to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

The proud father told CHP officials his wife and baby were "doing great."

As if the birth of one baby weren't enough, CHP officials said the miracles continued Thursday when a second baby was delivered on the highway not far away.

About 5:30 p.m., a father again pulled over, this time near the Officer Kenyon M. Youngstrom Memorial Interchange, and his wife gave birth to their baby. CHP was "pleased to announce" it was another healthy boy.

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