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Woman gives birth in Tesla while stuck in NYC traffic

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What a ride! 

A woman gave birth in a luxury Tesla in Manhattan on Sunday — after getting stuck in Midtown traffic on the way to the hospital, cops said.

The winged doors of the fancy black X model electric car came in especially handy during the labor-intensive situation — by making it a little easier for the mom and her brand-new baby to eventually disembark onto a gurney in Manhattan’s Garment District.

A baby delivery in a vehicle at 34rd Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan.
The winged doors of the Tesla came in especially handy during the situation.
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Minutes before the birth, the expectant woman and her husband had flagged down cops as traffic came to a standstill in front of 585 Fifth Avenue just before 4 p.m., police said. 

The dad told cops he was traveling to NYU Medical Center but that he believed his wife might give birth before they could make it there. 

“Officers began escorting the vehicle to NYU Medical Center but had to reroute to Bellevue [Hospital] due to heavy traffic,” said NYPD Sgt. Edward Riley, noting that the Tesla was following cops.

A baby delivery in a vehicle at 34rd Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan.
The woman and her husband had flagged down cops as traffic came to a standstill.
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A baby delivery in a vehicle at 34rd Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan
The mother and child both are in good condition.
G.N.Miller/NYPost

“Officers then noticed the vehicle behind them stop,” the spokesman said. “Upon checking on the occupants, they discovered the female had given birth in the vehicle.” 

Photos obtained by The Post show the mom sitting on a gurney surrounded by emergency responders and next to the car with its winged passenger door up and wide open. That model Tesla has a list price starting at $105,000.

The mother and child, a girl, were transported to NYU, and both are in good condition, cops said. There names weren’t released.

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