Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Couple Who Just Moved From Detroit Delivers Baby On 101 Freeway Due To Traffic

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
Your donation today keeps LAist independent, ready to meet the needs of our city, and paywall free. Thank you for your partnership, we can't do this without you.

A child was born earlier this week on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood after L.A. traffic prevented them from making it to the hospital on time.

Amaan Lowman and Angela Rembert were certain their daughter was coming this week. They went to a hospital in downtown L.A., only to be told it wasn't time yet. Rembert told KTLA that, shortly after the couple returned to their home, she began experiencing contractions and her water broke.

The couple and their 2-year-old daughter Lauren jumped in the car and headed to the hospital. The family, who had only recently moved to the L.A. area from Detroit, ran into a very L.A. obstacle on their way to the hospital: 101 traffic.

Lowman called 9-1-1, pulled off at Melrose and Normandie, and successfully delivered his own child. Employees at a nearby beauty salon cheered them on. The couple was able to catch the attention of a passing ambulance, who pulled over and helped get them to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Both Rembert and her daughter were deemed healthy.

Support for LAist comes from

The couple named the girl Leighton Lowman. She weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces.