DENVER — While a crash that closed four lanes of southbound I-25 near the Tech Center late Tuesday night may have inconvenienced hundreds, the situation was far more dire for a pregnant woman who went into labor while stuck in the massive traffic jam.
Denver Police confirmed that the woman, who remained unidentified as of Wednesday morning, was caught behind a lane closure that was spurred by an injury accident as well as several other wrecks on southbound I-25 between East Belleview Avenue and East Orchard Road.
Police also confirmed the woman received emergency transportation to escape the jam and was taken to nearby Parker Adventist Hospital. The woman was able to successfully deliver the baby as well, police said, though a spokesperson was unsure if the baby was born while on the way to the hospital or in the hospital.
Snow began falling across the Denver Metro area late Tuesday afternoon, making the commute along I-25 and elsewhere slick for most the evening. Though the snow had stopped on Wednesday morning, slick conditions remained, leading to a slew of additional accidents across the Metro area.
The conditions were so slick in Boulder, Northglenn, Commerce City and Aurora that those areas were put on accident alert Wednesday morning.