"Miracle Baby" Born After Hit-and-Run Crash Has Died

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
March 4 2013 9:59 AM

Brooklyn's "Miracle Baby" Born After Hit-and-Run Crash Has Died

155063269
Ambulances line up outside Bellevue Hospital in October 2012.

File photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

This already sad story got that much sadder this morning, via CBS New York:

A newborn baby boy who was delivered by emergency cesarean section after his parents were killed in a horrific crash in Brooklyn has died, according to community leader Isaac Abraham.
Abraham said he was informed early Monday morning that the baby boy of Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, had died around 5:30 a.m. He only weighed about four pounds when he was delivered early Sunday morning. “If he would have stayed alive, he would have been in memory and a little reminder to the grandparents of his parents,” Abraham told 1010 WINS. “And now that little boy has been torn away as well.”
Advertisement

The emergency birth became front-page news Sunday after the Glaubers were killed by a hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning in Brooklyn while they were on their way to the hospital. Raizy (also spelled Raizel in some news accounts) was taken to Bellevue Hospital after the crash, where doctors performed an emergency C-section before she died. The newborn baby had been in serious condition but was expected to survive.

The driver of the livery cab that was taking the Glaubers to the hospital is in serious condition. Police are still looking for the driver and passenger of the other car in the accident, a gray BMW.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Photography
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
  Arts
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.