Nurse gave birth during police chase as her ­husband drove her to hospital at up to 90mph – The Sun

A NURSE gave birth during a police chase as her ­husband drove her to hospital at up to 90mph.

Marie Head, 40, had the baby girl in the passenger seat of the couple’s Ford Fiesta.

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Hubby Ilian, 43, was at the wheel — being pursued by two police cars after going through red traffic lights.

Cops tailed them for ten miles until builder Ilian pulled into St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.

Then the officers blocked in the Fiesta with their vehicles.

Ilian cautiously stepped out with his hands in the air and shouted: “My wife’s had a baby.”

Marie said: “Ilian was getting us to the hospital as fast as he could. When he could, he was driving at 90mph, and he could see the police behind us with their lights flashing.”

The couple, from Yatton, near Bristol, were forced out of lockdown to make the dash last Sunday when Marie began to have contractions. They had no choice but to take two-year-old daughter Sofia with them.

Marie, who works at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital, told The Sun: “I was on a Zoom call with some friends when I began ­having strong contractions.

“Before long I just thought, oh my God I need to start pushing.

“Ilian started calling for an ambulance but instead we just got in the car.

“He was driving as fast as he possibly could.

“At the same time he was trying to keep our daughter calm in the back seat.

“She was just stunned and could not believe what was going on — her eyes were the size of saucers.

“When the baby finally came I was relieved and overwhelmed.

“It was a miracle I was able to give birth while we were swerving across the road and speeding to the hospital.

“First we overtook a police van, Ilian started honking the horn and flashing his lights so it would move out the way.

“A few minutes later we went through a set of red lights and passed another police car — that’s when they really started chasing us.

“Ilian was honking his horn constantly so people would get out of the way.”

The couple’s new daughter, Ilina, weighed in at 7lb 5oz.

Ilian said: “All I wanted to do was get to hospital as soon as possible.

“I could see the police in the mirror chasing me but I didn’t care, all I could think about was Marie and my baby.”

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “Officers on patrol spotted a car with hazard warning lights on at about 5.25pm.

“The vehicle went through red traffic lights.

“The driver explained that his wife was giving birth in the car.

“No further action was taken. We wish the couple well.”


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