'Miracle' Baby Survives Crash That Killed Orthodox Jewish Parents Going to Hospital

Police Hunt Hit-and-Run Driver in Brooklyn Tragedy

Overflow Crowd: Hundreds of mourners gathered at a Brooklyn synagogue to mourn the couple killled in a car crash on the way to the hospital.
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Overflow Crowd: Hundreds of mourners gathered at a Brooklyn synagogue to mourn the couple killled in a car crash on the way to the hospital.

By Forward Staff

Published March 04, 2013.
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The “miracle” infant of Brooklyn will forever celebrate its birthday on the anniversary of his parents tragic death.

Raizel and Nachman Glauber
Raizel and Nachman Glauber

The premature baby remains in serious condition in a hospital intensive care unit after being delivered after his Orthodox parents were killed in a hit-and-run car crash as they rode to the hospital Sunday morning.

UPDATE: Tragedy multiplied as ‘miracle’ baby who initially survived car crash dies.

He is expected to survive and relatives plan to name him after his late father, Nachman Glauber.

“It’s not just the day the baby’s going to celebrate his first birthday, it’s the day his parents died,” said Glauber’s cousin Sarah Gluck told the New York Post.

The father of the baby’s mother, Raizel Glauber, told the Daily News the community was trying to make sense of the unfathomable tragedy.

“God is punishing me for my sins by taking away my daughter,” Yitzchak Silberstein, said in Yiddish at the couple’s funeral Sunday afternoon, which was attended by an overflow crowd of hundreds at the Satmar Khal Yitav Lev synagogue in Williamsburg. “Nobody knows how this could happen.”

Mourners say the baby will enjoy the love of a large extended family on both sides.

“The baby’s going to get a lot of love,” Gluck told the News.

Police are still searching for the driver of a BMW that slammed into the livery cab the couple was riding in as it crossed Kent Ave. in Williamsburg just after midnight Sunday. The driver and a passenger fled on food.

The owner of the car was charged with insurance fraud after cops determined she allowed another person to drive the vehicle while using her name on the paperwork.

The driver of the livery cab told reporters he didn’t remember anything about the deadly crash, including whether he stopped at a stop sign on Wilson Ave. before crossing in front of the speeding BMW.


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