TODAY | September 22, 2013
>>> a phenomenal birth story that will likely be told in one family and many others for years to come. a woman is in labor, driving herself to the hospital and then gets in a car accident . talk about timing. paramedics rushed to the scene. her babies, because she was pregnant with twins, were not waiting. jinah kim tells us what happened then.
>> reporter: their timing couldn't have been worse. expectant mother jessica stanley already in labor was on her way to a miami hospital with her family when they got into a car accident .
>> i blanked out when i hit my head on the windshield.
>> reporter: but their timing also couldn't have been better. a medical technician witnessed the accident.
>> i saw a baby head, so i turned to look at him again. i said she's having a baby now. he said she's having twins. i said twins?
>> reporter: as the mother laid lei unconscious, betty horn delivered the first baby before paramedics arrived, but he wasn't breathing.
>> i took my index finger and started sweeping the back of his mouth.
>> reporter: the second baby was born minutes later at jackson south community hospital.
>> every second counted.
>> reporter: the twins are now safe and sound as are their three young siblings who were also in the car.
>> god was with us that day. somebody was praying for us that day. i'm happy i got to bring my babies into this world.
>> reporter: good samaritan horns has earned a new title.
>> we asked her to be the god mom of the baby i delivered. that's how grateful i am.
>> reporter: for "today," jinah kim , nbc news.