Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were killed in a hit-and-run accident in Brooklyn the morning of March 3, 2013. According to an ABC News report, the fatal crash occurred in the tight-knit neighborhood of Williamsburg, primarily made up of Orthodox Jews.
Police say the young couple was on their way to the hospital in a livery cab because Raizy Glauber, who was six months pregnant, was not feeling well. The cab was struck by a BMW. Raizy Glauber was ejected from the vehicle and was later found under a tractor-trailer. Nachman Glauber was pinned in the car. Both were pronounced dead at the hospital.
Hit-and-Run Crash Proves Fatal
The premature baby initially survived with brain and internal injuries, but later died at the hospital, a family member has said. The driver of the cab was also taken to the hospital with injuries. Police are searching for the driver of the BMW and a female passenger who fled on foot after the incident. Police have also charged the woman who had co-signed the vehicle’s lease with insurance fraud. She has been charged with allowing a third party to use the vehicle without notifying the insurance company.
This incident has sparked outrage in the tight-knit community. The family and community members have issued statements asking the two people in the BMW to turn themselves in.
Holding Hit-and-Run Drivers Accountable
Leaving the scene of an injury accident is a serious crime. In addition, it is inhumane and irresponsible to do so. The two people in the BMW left a pregnant woman lying on the roadway without even stopping to help! Three lives were involved here. I certainly hope officials are able to apprehend those responsible and bring them to justice.
If you have any information about this incident or the suspects, please visit our web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward. This web site is part of out effort to partner with the community and law enforcement agencies to help apprehend hit-and-run suspects and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
Families of hit-and-run victims in such cases would be well advised to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer can also advise victims’ families about how their own car insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run accident or in a case where the at-fault parties are uninsured or underinsured.