Sunday, March 3, 2013

Expectant Parents Die in Brooklyn Hit-Run Crash; Baby Survives

Expectant Parents Die in BK Hit-Run Crash; Baby SurvivesExpectant Parents Die in Brooklyn Hit-Run Crash; Baby Survives | NBC New York

A pregnant woman and her husband en route to a hospital were killed in a hit-and-run car crash in Brooklyn early Sunday, but the baby survived.

Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were driving in a livery cab when a gray BMW sedan crashed into the side of the cab at the intersection of Wilson Street and Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, police said. A male driver and another passenger in the BMW then fled the scene of the accident on foot.

Raizy Glauber was thrown from the car and her body landed under a parked tractor-trailer, said witnesses who came to the scene after the crash. Nachman Glauber was pinned in the car, and emergency workers had to cut off the roof to get him out, witnesses said.

Nachman Glauber was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital, while his wife died at Bellevue, police said. The couple's premature son was delivered at the hospital and was in serious condition.

"The baby has no worry at all about being well raised and well taken care of," said community activist Isaac Abraham, a neighbor of Raizy Glauber's parents. "There's going to be such community outreach from psychological to moral to financial assistance, that's the least worry, the child should just make it."

Police are continuing to search for the occupants of the BMW. No arrests have been made yet.

The driver of the livery cab was also taken Beth Israel Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, police said.

On Saturday, Raizy Glauber "was not feeling well, so they decided to go" to the hospital, said Sara Glauber, Nachman Glauber's cousin.