1st-Time Parents Die on Way to Hospital; Baby Lives
Brooklyn couple killed in hit-and-run, as son delivered at the scene
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2013 6:17 AM CST
Authorities work at the scene of a car accident that took the lives of an expectant couple in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in New York.   (AP Photo/VosIzNeias.com, Shimon Gifter)

(Newser) – A young Brooklyn couple on their way to the hospital to welcome their first child instead lost their lives in a hit-and-run accident that somehow spared their infant son's life. Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21 and residents of Williamsburg, were using a car service when a BMW sideswiped their vehicle at an intersection early today, reports the AP. Raizy Glauber died at Bellevue Hospital, where her son was delivered via emergency Caesarian section, while her husband was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital. The infant is in serious condition.

The BMW's driver and a passenger fled the scene on foot, and police haven't yet made an arrest. A spokesman for the Hasidic community the Glaubers belonged to called the accident "a tragedy beyond (belief)." The Glaubers' funeral is set for this afternoon.

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Marelicia
Mar 3, 2013 12:12 PM CST
I understand none of this whatsoever. I mean, what are the odds of dying in a hit & run accident [by a drunk or substance abuser] on the way to the hospital to welcome your first child into this !@#! ???? I guess someday we will understand all things fully. Right now, I am so sad that we understand nothing, day after day after day. But we must keep it moving right along, daily !!! Praying that the baby is whole and well and will be quickly adopted by loving blood relatives, parents within the religious community. ~~ Rest In Peace Nathan and Raizy Glauber ~~
Tsunagu
Mar 3, 2013 11:52 AM CST
My hope is that he recovers with no lasting physical or emotional trauma.
justreading1
Mar 3, 2013 9:50 AM CST
What a horrible story! I will pray for he community, the young born, and for thos who will raise him. So far all the comment stated by others I agree with. This is a tragedy that words cannot express.