A pair of extremely young expectant parents were killed on Saturday night when the car they were taking to the hospital to deliver their child was struck at intersection in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. That, unfortunately, is only the first half of the tragic set-up to a modern-day Dickens serial — their baby survived the crash.
Vos Iz Neias, a blog that covers the Jewish Orthodox community, was the first to record the heartbreaking story:
Nachmen B"R Yom Tov and Raizy Glauber (B"R Yitzchok Silberstein), both 21, were using a car service to go to the hospital when another vehicle crashed into the side of theirs at an intersection in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, said Hasidic community activist Isaac Abraham. Nathan Glauber was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital, while his wife died at Bellevue, police said.
The couple's son was delivered at the scene and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, said Abraham, who is also a neighbor of Raizy Glauber's parents and lives two blocks from the scene of the crash.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the couple fled the scene, and no arrests have yet been made. Stay tuned for headlines of questionable taste from the Post and the Daily News as this sad story finds its antagonist sometime in the, hopefully, not-too-distant future.
Tragedy Claims Lives of Expectant Parents In Brooklyn [Vos Iz Neias?]