'Miracle' Orthodox Jewish Baby Dies After Parents Killed on Way to Hospital

Infant Was Delivered After Parents Died In Hit and Run

Tragedy Multiplied: Just a day after Nachman and Raizy Glauber were buried, their newborn son will also be laid to rest. The baby, who initially survived a hit-and-run crash, died later.
youtube
Tragedy Multiplied: Just a day after Nachman and Raizy Glauber were buried, their newborn son will also be laid to rest. The baby, who initially survived a hit-and-run crash, died later.

By Reuters

Published March 04, 2013.
  • Print
  • Share Share

The ‘miracle’ has turned to more tragedy.

A newborn baby who was delivered by emergency C-section after his parents were killed in a car accident on their way to the hospital has died, a New York police spokesman said.

The baby boy died from injuries overnight at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the spokesman said. His parents, Raizy and Nachman Glauber, were 21-year-old Orthodox Jews from a close-knit Satmar Hasidic enclave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The baby had been in intensive care since his emergency delivery and had been expected to survive. But he died early Monday, community spokesman Isaac Abraham told the Daily News.

Family friends told local media that Raizy Glauber was about six months pregnant and had wanted to go to the hospital because she was not feeling well.

Abraham said the newborn weighed only three pounds. He was delivered by cesarean section.

A funeral for the baby’s parents was held on Sunday in Brooklyn, where mourners overflowed the synagogue and poured onto the surrounding streets. Pallbearers carried the pair of caskets, draped in black velvet.

“First, it’s like you are hit in the gut,” said Abraham. “Now you are hit in the face.”

Abraham said the newborn’s body is expected to be named, circumcised and buried with the parents.

Raizy Glauber’s parents live in Williamsburg, and Nachman Glauber’s parents live in Monsey, New York, home to a large community of Orthodox Jews.

“Had it not been for this coward who caused this accident and ran off, the baby would have been in the mother’s womb and lived,” he said. “It’s the prosecution’s obligation to charge these cowards with triple homicide.”

“We in the community are going to demand that the prosecution charge these cowards with triple homicide, and nothing less,” Abraham told the News.

The baby is expected to be buried Monday in the upstate New York town of Kiryas Joel, where his parents were laid to rest a day earlier, the Vos Iz Neias web site reported.

Meanwhile, police continued their search for the hit-and-run driver of a BMW and a passenger who fled the midnight Sunday accident.

Police say their vehicle, a gray BMW sedan, struck the side of the taxi that was taking the couple to the hospital. The pair fled on foot, leaving the car behind.

Witnesses reported the BMW traveling at a high rate of speed, and the taxi was at a stop sign, police said.

Police charged the owner of the car, a Bronx woman, with fraud after determining that she allowed another person to use the car while putting her name on the paperwork.

The driver of the livery cab that the Glaubers were riding in told police he doesn’t remember anything about the crash, including whether he stopped at a stop sign before crossing busy Kent Ave., where the speeding car slammed into his cab.


The Jewish Daily Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Jewish Daily Forwardrequires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and The Jewish Daily Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.





Find us on Facebook!
  • What do you think of Wonder Woman's new look?
  • "She said that Ruven Barkan, a Conservative rabbi, came into her classroom, closed the door and turned out the lights. He asked the class of fourth graders to lie on the floor and relax their bodies. Then, he asked them to pray for abused children." Read Paul Berger's compelling story about a #Savannah community in turmoil:
  • “Everything around me turns orange, then a second of silence, then a bomb goes off!" First installment of Walid Abuzaid’s account of the war in #Gaza:
  • Is boredom un-Jewish?
  • Let's face it: there's really only one Katz's Delicatessen.
  • "Dear Diaspora Jews, I’m sorry to break it to you, but you can’t have it both ways. You can’t insist that every Jew is intrinsically part of the Israeli state and that Jews are also intrinsically separate from, and therefore not responsible for, the actions of the Israeli state." Do you agree?
  • Are Michelangelo's paintings anti-Semitic? Meet the Jews of the Sistine Chapel: http://jd.fo/i4UDl
  • What does the Israel-Hamas war look like through Haredi eyes?
  • Was Israel really shocked to find there are networks of tunnels under Gaza?
  • “Going to Berlin, I had a sense of something waiting there for me. I was searching for something and felt I could unlock it by walking the streets where my grandfather walked and where my father grew up.”
  • How can 3 contradictory theories of Yiddish co-exist? Share this with Yiddish lovers!
  • "We must answer truthfully: Has a drop of all this bloodshed really helped bring us to a better place?”
  • "There are two roads. We have repeatedly taken the one more traveled, and that has made all the difference." Dahlia Scheindlin looks at the roots of Israel's conflict with Gaza.
  • Shalom, Cooperstown! Cooperstown Jewish mayor Jeff Katz and Jeff Idelson, director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, work together to oversee induction weekend.
  • A boost for morale, if not morals.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.