Baby delivered after parents killed in Brooklyn hit and run dies

A baby delivered after his parents were killed in a Brooklyn hit-and-run accident died yesterday, a community spokesman said.

Isaac Abraham, who serves as a spokesman for the family’s Orthodox Jewish community, said the baby would be buried upstate after his body was released from hospital.

Police were searching for the driver of a BMW and a passenger who fled on foot after slamming into a livery cab, killing the young pregnant woman and her husband.

New York City police department spokesman Paul Browne said last night that police are looking for 44-year-old Julio Acevedo

“We in the community are demanding that the prosecutor charge the driver of the BMW that caused the death of this couple and infant... with triple homicide,” Abraham said in a statement.

“This coward left the scene of the accident not even bothering to check on the people of the other car.”

Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were looking forward to welcoming their first child into their tight-knit community of Orthodox Jews.

The horrific crash happened in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn as the couple headed to a hospital.

The engine of the car ended up in the backseat, where Raizy Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, was sitting before she was ejected, Abraham said.

Her body landed under a parked tractor-trailer, said witnesses who raced 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.

The Glaubers both were pronounced dead at hospital, and the medical examiner said they died of blunt-force trauma.

Doctors had delivered the baby by caesarean section. His autopsy results were expected sometime last night.

Neighbours and friends said the boy weighed only about 4lbss. The Glaubers’ cab driver was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and was later released.

Meanwhile, police said the registered owner of the BMW, who was not in the car, was charged with insurance fraud. Police said Takia Walker, 29, was arrested on Sunday. They did not have any details regarding the charge.


Lifestyle

Incarcerated in Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps Zuzana Ruzickova somehow survived and went on to create the complete recordings of her beloved Bach, writes James Lawless.Book review: Nazi horrors replaced by brutal Soviets for piano player

The Menu was delighted to make recent mention of a new UCC postgraduate diploma in Irish food culture and is equally pleased to announce availability of two new bursaries for same.The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

George Orwell’s classic novel foretold a lot, but the manner in which we’ve handed over our personal data to faceless corporatocracies is doubleplus-ungood, says Suzanne Harrington.How we sleepwalked into George Orwell’s nightmarish vision

Esther N McCarthy has her eye (and ear) on party speakers for your BBQ, spots a rug that’s out of this world, and revels in all that’s on offer for Heritage Week and Cork Craft Month.Your interiors wish list: Party speakers, Heritage Week and Cork Craft Month

More From The Irish Examiner