Baby born after mom killed: An expecting mother on her way to the hospital was killed in Brooklyn, but her baby was born and survived.
A couple in Brooklyn who were rushing to the hospital to give birth to their baby were killed in a car crash, but their baby boy, who was born at the scene, survived the incident.
The car that Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were riding in on Sunday morning was hit at an intersection in the Williamsburg in Brooklyn, reported The Associated Press, citing a neighbor of Raizy’s parents, Isaac Abraham.
Raizy Glauber’s body was thrown from the crash under a parked tractor-trailer, witnesses told AP. Both her body and her husband’s were taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The diver of the BMW that hit their car fled the scene and is currently being sought, police told Reuters. They said that a “full-on search” is underway.
“Upon impact, the male driver and additional occupant of Vehicle #2 fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind,” police said in a statement obtained by the news agency.
Abraham, who described the crash as a “a tragedy beyond (belief),” said that the infant son is currently in serious condition.
Abraham told AP that members of the Orthodox Jewish community, which the couple belonged to, called a car service for the couple. However, it is unclear why they went to the hospital, as Abraham said they were going there for the child’s birth, but police said they went there in regards to Raizy Glauber’s pregnancy.
A funeral for the couple is slated for Sunday afternoon.
Brooklyn, and particularly Williamsburg, has the largest number of Orthodox Jews outside of Israel. AP puts the number at around 250,000.
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