Woman goes in labor during morning traffic jam on I-26, taken to hospital

SCDOT traffic cameras show stalled traffic eastbound on I-26.

A pregnant woman was rushed to the hospital after her water reportedly broke while stuck in a 12-mile long traffic jam on Interstate 26 Thursday morning, authorities said.

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper pulled the woman over near the 201 mile marker after she tried driving around the stopped traffic, Sgt. Bob Beres said.

The trooper realized what was happening and called Berkeley County EMS, who took her to St. Francis Hospital, Beres said.

Authorities said she arrived at the hospital safely before giving birth.

The traffic jam was caused by multiple wrecks between 211 exit in North Charleston and the 199 exit in Summerville. It lasted from about 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

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