'Miracle Baby' in NYC Hit-and-Run Dies
Son of Nachman and Raizy Glauber was just 4 pounds
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2013 6:19 AM CST
Updated Mar 4, 2013 7:46 AM CST
A crowd is gathered in front of the Brooklyn, New York, synagogue where funeral services were held Sunday, March 3, 2012, for expectant parents Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21.   (AP Photo/Verena Dobnik)

(Newser) – The "miracle baby" who survived the Brooklyn hit-and-run that killed his parents yesterday has died, CBS New York reports. Nachman and Raizy Glauber were en route to the hospital around 12:30am because Raizy "was not feeling well," a cousin tells the AP. Raizy was just seven months pregnant, and her son, delivered via C-section, weighed only four pounds. He was to be named after his father and raised by relatives and neighbors in the Glaubers' close-knit Orthodox Jewish community. "Now that little boy has been torn away as well," says a community leader.

The Glaubers had called the livery cab service because they didn't own a car. It's not clear whether the driver, Pedro Nuñez Delacruz, had come to a complete stop at the intersection. The BMW that broadsided the livery cab did not have a stop sign, the New York Post reports. The engine of the cab ended up in the backseat, and Raizy—who had been sitting in the backseat—was thrown so far from the car that emergency responders initially couldn't find her. Nachman and Delacruz had to be cut out of the cab; Delacruz suffered minor injuries. Police are still looking for the driver and passenger of the BMW; the driver did not own the car, but police have his name.

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augie2
Mar 5, 2013 12:43 AM CST
The asshole driver should be killed after someone runs over his shitty family. Arrest last month for drunk driving and again in this situation. Speeding in a residential zone, what an asshole. No doubt an illegal.
DougMasters
Mar 4, 2013 5:58 PM CST
( Warning, generalization coming ) I have known 6 people who drove BMW's, all of which were self important a-holes who didn't know a real nice car from the d|ck in their hands. Im not surprised.
Marelicia
Mar 4, 2013 11:23 AM CST
"the driver did not own the car, but police have his name." It seems [to me] that in most, if not all crimes, I [can] always find at least one facilitaor or enabler. Enabler #1: The legal owner of the BMW had allowed a drunk to borrow their car, and the drunk driver may have been Unlicensed. And this may not have been the first time that the BMW registered owner had allowed an Unlicensed drunk to borrow the car and drive on their insurance, if any. Enabler #2: The BMW Passenger knowingly allowed the drunk to drive with them in the car. In this case there are no less than two Enablers of the crimes, 3 vehicular homicides and 1 injured, Insurance Fraud, just to name a few. When found, the BMW owner, the BMW driver along with his passenger all should be charged both criminally and civilly. I don't care about the BMW owner and the passenger were not actually driving. All car owners are charged with knowing who operates their vehicles, and all adult passengers are charged with knowing when their driver is drunk or should not be driving. The BMW never was reported stolen to the police. The h&r driver and his co-conspirators [Enablers] should, for their own health and safety, turn themselves in to the nearest police precinct BEFORE the wealthy, close-knit Orthodox community finds them. Apparently, the police have the names of the BMW owner and the male driver. These criminals shall be found. ~~ Rest In Peace The Glaubers, Nachman, Raizy and Baby Nachman Jr. ~~