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.
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