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Baby born on busy Toronto highway

09/13/2011 09:46 EDT | Updated 11/13/2011 05:12 EST

A baby was born at the side of a busy Toronto highway early Tuesday morning as its surprised Burlington parents rushed to a downtown hospital.

Emergency workers received a call around 2 a.m. from Vijay Sivasankaran saying his wife was going into labour as they sped to a hospital in their SUV.

Confusion over where the couple was located on the highway prevented emergency workers from arriving before the baby was born. They eventually found the couple on the Gardiner Expressway at the Humber River Bridge.

The mother and the baby girl were transported to St. Michael's Hospital while Sivasankaran followed behind.

"We didn't expect it," he told CBC News outside the hospital. "This is our second baby and the last time it took 14 hours. This time it just took one hour."

However, Sivasankaran said both baby and his wife, whose name was not immediately available, were "doing great."

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