Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Crash orphan baby dies in hospital

Members of the Satmar Orthodox Jewish community carry the coffins of two expectant parents who were killed in a car accident in New York (AP)

A baby delivered after his parents were killed in a New York hit-and-run accident has died.

The boy had been in serious condition after doctors performed a caesarian section on his mother to deliver him.

Police were searching for the driver of a BMW and a passenger who fled on foot after slamming into a cab, killing the young pregnant woman and her husband on the way to a hospital.

"This guy's a coward and he should pay his price," said a spokesman for the city's Jewish community.

Police said the registered owner of the BMW, who was not in the car, was charged with insurance fraud.

New York's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, the largest outside Israel, wept at the couple's funeral on Sunday, just hours after their deaths. Jewish law calls for burial of the dead as soon as possible.

Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, had been looking forward to welcoming their first child.

In the crash, the cab's engine ended up in the backseat, where Mrs Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, was sitting before she was ejected.

Friends said the baby had weighed only about 4lbs.

The cab driver was treated for minor injuries and released.

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