NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Heartbreak overcame the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Sunday, as a manhunt continued in the nighttime hours for a driver who slammed into a livery cab, killing a young couple expecting their first child as they headed to the hospital.
As CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported, Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were using a car service to go to the hospital just after midnight on Sunday when another car hit them. Meanwhile, the couple’s baby, a boy, was delivered by emergency C-section.
The couple was turning onto Kent Avenue from Wilson Street, on the south side of Williamsburg at the time of the accident. Raizy Glauber was expecting, and was in a hurry to get to the hospital.
“She was premature; couldn’t feel the baby,” said Raizy Glauber’s aunt, Ruchel Bochnel. “They wanted to check it out.”
A BMW smashed into them livery cab. 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. Witnesses said Nathan Glauber was pinned in the car, and emergency workers had to cut off the roof to get him out.
The driver of the livery cab , identified as Pedro Nunez, called 911. He was treated and released from Bellevue Hospital for minor injuries, WCBS 880 reported.
Police Sunday night were looking for a man and woman who took off from the car, and remained on the run.