'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

(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.

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.
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)
In this photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, first responders work at the scene shortly after a car accident in Brooklyn took the lives of Nachman Glauber and Raizy Glauber, March 3, 2013, in New York.
In this photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, first responders work at the scene shortly after a car accident in Brooklyn took the lives of Nachman Glauber and Raizy Glauber, March 3, 2013, in New York.   (AP Photo/VosIzNeias.com, Eli Wohl)
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