10/19/2014 09:18 EDT | Updated 12/19/2014 05:59 EST

Woman gives birth on side of the road in Bécancour

A baby was born on the side of the road in Centre-du-Québec early this morning.

At about 5 a.m. the mother was being driven to a birthing centre in Nicolet.

However, the baby could not wait, and the driver had to stop in Bécancour so the woman could give birth. 

The driver called paramedics and provincial police, but by the time they got to Bécancour Boulevard, the baby had already arrived.

The mother and baby were taken to hospital and are said to be doing fine.