A young Hasidic Jewish couple heading to the hospital to deliver their first child was killed in a car crash in Williamsburg. Nathan and Raizi Glauber, both 21, were using a car service to go to the hospital just after midnight on Sunday.
As the couple turned left onto Kent Avenue, a BMW smashed into them. A witness told WCBS 880′s Monica Miller that the BMW was speeding at the time. The car then spun onto the other side of the road. “The woman was thrown out of the car. The driver was OK, the airbags saved him, minor scratches. On impact, the husband was killed immediately,” community leader Isaac Abraham told Miller.
The expectant mother landed under a tractor-trailer, according to police. The driver of the livery cab called 911.
Witnesses said the impact sounded like a bomb went off.
“It’s just unbelievable knowing that this child will now be raised without parents,” Abraham told Miller. ”The impact will be from the schools to the shuls, to friends and neighbors. And the outreach will be tremendous.”
The baby will be cared for by his grandparents, Miller reported. “Children go to the grave of their parents, parents don’t go to funerals of children. And here we’re going to have two sets of parents going,” Abraham said.