Baby Beats Mustang’s Race to the Hospital

One thing about babies is you never know when they will decide to make their grand entrance into the world. Not even doctors can determine the exact date, but have narrowed it down to a few weeks.

While things look peaceful in the photo to the left, the experience of her new daughter’s birth was anything but. While waiting for her labor-induction appointment at the hospital early am Thursday morning, Wednesday night Shaina Luce relaxed in the recliner and told her husband, Justin, that after her quick nap she would pack her hospital bag for the morning. Rolling over, her water broke.

Justin wasted no time running outside to cover his torch red ’02 Mustang GT’s black leather seat with blankets as his wife climbed in the passenger seat. Within four minutes of driving, Shaina was screaming out in pain. Justin stomps the gas pedal and calls 911, where they tell him to pull over while they direct him how to deliver the baby. “I’m a mechanic, not a doctor!” he says to the operator, “I’m not pulling over!”

While help was on the way, Justin quickly exceeded speeds of 100 mph and his wife screamed that she was going to have her baby right there and then. When Justin looked over, he knew his race to the hospital was over and pulled over into the closest parking lot where he could see the oncoming fire truck. Before he could get the car into park his daughter, Sybella, had already made her arrival. However, her cord was wrapped around her neck and she wasn’t breathing. After the cord was removed and her airway was stimulated Sybella let out a cry and paramedics soon took over. Now here she is, “Mustang Sally” as mom appropriately nicknamed her new daughter. At 7 lbs and 5 ounces, Sybella Marie Rose Luce meaning “beautiful angel of God.”

Looks Sybella already has a car for when she turns 16!

About the author

Amie Williams

Amie's love and appreciation for fine machinery began when she was a kid spending summers with her father, a pilot and skydiving instructor. Her passion for everything automotive, and especially American muscle, continued after her dad passed. It was then Amie decided to become a journalist and photographer. She currently is a freelance contributor for Power Automedia.
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