A young Brooklyn couple on their way to the hospital to welcome their first child instead lost their lives in a hit-and-run accident that somehow spared their infant son’s life. Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21 and residents of Williamsburg, were using a car service when a BMW sideswiped their vehicle at an intersection early today, reports the AP. Raizy Glauber died at Bellevue Hospital, where her son was delivered via emergency Caesarian section, while her husband was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital. The infant is in stable condition and expected to live.
The expectant couple were rushing to a local hospital when the horrific crash happened, relatives said.
The impact sent the livery cab spinning onto the median and ejected pregnant Raizel Glauber into the street, her body coming to rest under a parked tractor trailer. First responders had to cut the roof off the Toyota Camry to extricate Nachman Glauber and the livery driver.
The child is in stable condition in the ICU at Bellevue Hospital and and expected to live. Nachman Glauber was taken to Beth Israel hospital, where he died. The livery cab driver was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he is in stable condition.
The driver of the BMW, along with a passenger, abandoned their car and fled on foot, police said.
They have not been found. “The family is very upset – they are in shock,” said Aaron Berger, 23, a relative of the dead couple. “I have so many messages right now.” The happy couple were married just last year, Berger said.