Thursday, October 4, 2007 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Baby born in I-405 rush hour

Seattle Times staff reporter

Rush hour on Interstate 405 has led to another baby born in freeway traffic.

Laurie Jolosky of Bothell awoke early today when labor contractions began, according to Jeff Merrill, with the Washington State Patrol. A phone call to her doctor prompted her to grab her bags and husband and head to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland.

As she and her husband climbed into their car and backed out of their driveway her water broke. They entered southbound Interstate 405 and were met by a sea of brake lights during the soggy morning commute.

As the couple neared the exit to Evergreen Hospital, they knew they weren't going to make it in time and pulled to the shoulder, said Merrill. Moments later, at approximately 7:02 a.m., a healthy baby boy was born.

Troopers arrived, and the baby, named Gabriel, and his mother were transported to Evergreen Hospital in good condition.

Susan Gilmore: 206-464-2054 or

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