Sunday, March 3, 2013

Parents To-Be Die in Williamsburg Crash, Baby Delivered Alive

WILLIAMSBURG — A young, expecting couple was killed in a car accident early Sunday, which sent three to the hopsital and had two fleeing the scene of the 12:10 a.m. smashup on Kent Avenue. 

Raizy and Nathan Gluber, both 21, of Clymer Street, died when their Toyta Camry livery cab headed westbound on Wilson Street was struck by a BMW sedan headed northbound on Kent Avenue, police said.

The 32-year-old driver and the pregnant mother Raizy Gluber, were rushed to Bellevue Hospital following the crash, where medics delivered Gluber's premature baby boy, cops said, and where Gluber was declared dead on arrival. The male driver was listed in stable condition, police said.

Family friends, who are members of the same Orthodox community as the parents, said the infant boy was in serious condition at Bellevue, and that the couple had been on their way to the hopsital when the crash occurred, according to NBC.

"Now we just pray with the child that all medical efforts keep him alive," Isaac Abraham, a neighbor of Raizy Glauber's parents, told NBC.

Nathan Gluber was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital following the crash, where he, too, was declared dead on arrival.

A funeral service will take place at the Satmar synagogue at 152 Rodney Street today at 2 p.m., according to Voz iz Neias, a Jewish community newspaper.

Police said the operator and a passenger in the grey 2010 BMW fled the scene, leaving the car there, after smashing into the driver's side portion of the livery cab. Neither of the passengers has been apprehended yet, police said.

An investigation is ongoing, police said.

By DNAinfo

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