They had to pull off near the Browncroft Boulevard exit. That's where dad delivered Matthew Zaine Bennett.
"I was nerve-wracked. I was in the process of getting to the hospital as quick as I could one minute, and the next I was delivering my baby," said Jeremy Bennett.
Dolores and Jeremy welcomed their son into the world around 3:30 Thursday morning. The goal was to make it to Highland Hospital. Instead, Matthew was born on the side of the road.
"He decided that he was going to come now, so we didn't make it any farther than there," said Dolores Bennett.
Right in the front passenger seat of the car, Jeremy delivered his son.
"This can't be happening. I had my baby in one hand and the phone in the other hand and it was not exactly what I expected," said Jeremy Bennett.
Big sister, 4-year-old Amber, was also in the car during the delivery.
"I'm just glad she was buckled in because all she wanted was to see her little baby brother while he was coming out. She's a little impatient," said Jeremy Bennett.
The team at Brighton Volunteer Ambulance arrived shortly after, but first, dad had to use a shoelace to tie off the umbilical cord.
"I think the shaking has finally stopped. As soon as he cried, there was definite relief there," said Jeremy Bennett.
Matthew is 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Although he wasn't suppose to be born until December 14, baby and mom are doing great.
"I'm just happy he's here and healthy," said Dolores Bennett.
"He's a gift. He apparently wanted to come out now and you can't stop him. Stubborn like his dad," said Jeremy Bennett.