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Woman in labor gives birth after tire blow-out on Eisenhower

Updated: December 24, 2011 8:11AM

Maybe his middle name will be Ike.

Quick work from a transportation crew early Tuesday helped a woman in labor get to a hospital just in time after the car she was in blew a tire on the Eisenhower Expressway.

Officials received a 911 call about 12:30 a.m., Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Joe Stangl said.

An Illinois Department of Transportation crew and an ambulance headed to the scene and found the vehicle near Independence Boulevard. IDOT workers changed the car’s tire fast enough for the couple to continue driving to an area hospital where the woman delivered a baby boy, Stangl said.

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