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Woman in labor caught in Indianapolis traffic jam

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Max Alton Davis came into the world like a lot of babies - at the hospital. But his mother had a harrowing experience during labor. 

Amanda Davis was stuck in a miles long back-up on I-65 Monday morning. She was in labor, headed to Franciscan St. Francis Hospital, when a semi jack-knifed on 65 southbound.   

"Yeah, her contractions are about one minute right now," a firefighter said on a radio transmission from the scene as they waited on an ambulance to arrive. 

Greenwood Fire EMT Brandon Garrison was on the ambulance that pulled up around 6:30 a.m.

"She was calm for the most part. She was very brave for being in the situation she was in," said Garrison. 

He had one thing on his mind as he pulled up.

"We don't want to deliver the baby on the street. We don't want to deliver the baby in the back of our ambulance. Our best hope is to get her to the hospital safely and let her deliver in the hospital," he said.

They quickly got Amanda on a stretcher and lifted her over a guardrail on to the other side of the interstate. 

Due to the traffic jam, they had to take a longer route to St. Francis, but they made it with a few hours to spare. Max Alton Davis was born at 10:51 am weighing in at 8 lbs 4 oz.

It was a healthy ending to a stressful ordeal.

"No call is the same, everything's different, and just being able to help people is what I love to do," said Garrison.

And this time he helped an entire family. 

The Davis family lives in Camby, and Max is being welcomed by big brother Mason.

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