Baby of Parents Killed in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Dies, Community Mourns

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
March 4, 2013|9:49 am

A baby who was delivered soon after both of his parents were killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn died early Monday. Police continue to search for the perpetrators.

Isaac Abraham, a community spokesman for the family's Orthodox Jewish community, revealed that the child died around 5:30 a.m. after being delivered through cesarean section.

Police were still searching for the driver of a BMW that crashed into the livery car at an intersection in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. It was taking husband and wife Nachman and Raizy Glauber to the hospital, Abraham stated.

The impact was so severe that Raizy Glauber was ejected from the car and her body came to rest under a parked tractor-trailer, according to witnesses who were present at the scene.

Emergency responders had to cut the roof off the car to extract Nachman and both were rushed to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead. A medical examiner revealed that the pair had both died of blunt-force trauma.

The driver of the livery car was listed in serious, but stable condition.

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Doctors did safely remove the child that was seven months and weighed only four pounds, but he was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit. He died Monday morning.

Police were still searching for the driver of the BMW as well as a passenger who fled the scene on foot after crashing into the livery cab.

"This guy's a coward and he should pay his price," Abraham told the Associated Press, adding that the community wants those responsible to be charged with homicide.

The Glaubers, both 21, were expecting to welcome their first child into their tight-knit community of Orthodox Jews.

Brooklyn is home to the largest community of Orthodox Jews outside Israel, with a community of more than 250,000. Jewish law calls for burial of the dead after death and nearly 1,000 people gathered at the funeral outside the Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar synagogue, according to AP.

 

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