suntimes
COPACETIC 
Weather Updates

Off-duty paramedic delivers own baby on Edens Expressway

Updated: August 29, 2014 10:14AM



An off-duty paramedic delivered his own baby on the Edens Expressway Friday morning.

Daniel Lynch of the Evanston Fire Department and his wife, Elizabeth, were on their way to a local hospital early Friday morning when they pulled over to deliver the baby. They were northbound near Touhy Avenue when he stopped the car about 4:30 a.m., according to Lincolnwood police and Illinois State Troopers.

Officials say Daniel Lynch continued to drive his family to the hospital after his daughter was born. The couple, who lives in Edison Park, named their daughter Mary Margaret Lynch.

According to the hospital, the baby is healthy and weighs 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

— Contributing: Associated Press



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.