Not much good comes out of being stuck in a traffic jam: appointments are missed; motorists get angry; children get bored. But for one family of four, a traffic jam between junctions 8 and 9 on the M42 in Warwickshire one Saturday, turned out to be a joyous affair when a mother to be unexpectedly gave birth three weeks before her due date. When the woman went into labour, her husband immediately pulled the family Vauxhaull Zafira onto the hard shoulder and dialled 999. But it all happened so fast, that the new born arrived on the scene before the police. PC James Barry explained,”By the time we arrived, mum had done all the hard work and we were there to make sure everyone was ok…The husband did the right thing and pulled over onto the hard shoulder and called us for help. He told us that it had all happened so fast, that within 20 minutes of his wife going into labour she had given birth.” The police were soon joined by an ambulance crew who took care of the mother and baby. Well that’s one way to get out of a jam.