Baby born after car crash which killed his expectant parents dies

The parents were on the way to the hospital after the mother, who was seven months pregnant, fell ill.

A baby boy who was delivered by doctors after his parents were killed in a hit-and-run car crash has died.

He had been delivered by a Caesaran section after his parents, Raizy Glauber and her husband Nachman, were killed when struck by a BMW in the Williamsburg neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York.

Isaac Abraham, a spokesman for the family's Orthodox Jewish community, said the child died on Monday morning after doctors had battled for 24 hours to save him. He had been in a serious condition since birth.

A 1,000 strong congregation of ultra-Orthodox Jews attended the couple's funeral at the Congregation Yetev Lev D'Satmar synagogue just hours after the tragic crash.

Sara Glauber, Mr Glabour's cousin said: "If one had to go, the other had to go too because they really were one soul."

The parents were on the way to the hospital in a taxi after Mrs Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, fell ill.

A man passes by wreckage of the crash. The driver and passenger of the car fled the scene (AP)

Mrs Glauber was thrown from the car and landed under a parked tractor-trailer. Her husband was pinned in the car and emergency services had to cut off the roof to get him out.

Both were pronounced dead at hospital, where doctors performed a Caesarean section to deliver the baby.

The driver of the BMV and a passenger fled the scene and were being hunted by the police.

The driver of the taxi was treated for minor injuries.

The Glaubers were married about a year ago and had begun a life together in Williamsburg, where Raizy Glauber grew up in a prominent Orthodox Jewish rabbinical family.

Raised north of New York City in Monsey, New York, and part of a family that founded a line of clothing for Orthodox Jews, Nachman Glauber was studying at a rabbinical college nearby.

Brooklyn is home to the largest community of ultra-Orthodox Jews outside Israel, more than 250,000.

The community has strict rules governing clothing, social customs and interaction with the outside world.

Men wear dark clothing that includes a long coat and a wide-brimmed hat and often have long beards and ear locks while women wear conservative clothing and cover their heads with scarves.

Hundreds of the ultra-Orthodox community attended the funeral to pay their respects to the tragic couple.
Jewish law calls for burial of the dead as soon as possible.

Men dressed in black gathered around the coffins in the middle of the street, while women in bright headscarves stood on the pavement, in accordance with the Orthodox Jewish tradition of separating the sexes at religious services.

Members of the Satmar Orthodox Jewish community carry the coffins of two expectant parents who were killed in a …

The sound of wailing filled the air as two coffins covered in black velvet with a silver trim were carried from a vehicle.

A succession of men and women delivered eulogies in Yiddish, breaking down into tears as they spoke into a microphone about the young couple.

Yitzchok Silberstein, Mrs Glauber's father, made an emotional tribute: "I will never forget you, my daughter!"

Afterwards, the cars carrying the bodies left and headed to Monsey, where another service was planned in Nachman Glauber's home town.

Sara Glauber, Mr Glauber's cousin said: "You don't meet anyone better than him. He was always doing favours for everyone."

She said he had a very close relationship with his mother.

She added: "I've never seen a mother-son relationship like this. He called her every day to make sure everything was OK.

"He was the sweetest, most charming human being, always with a smile on his face."

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