A newborn baby delivered by emergency surgery after his parents were killed in a hit-and-run car accident on their way to the hospital has died, a New York police spokesman said on Monday.
The baby boy succumbed to his injuries overnight at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the spokesman said.His parents, Raizy and Nachman Glauber, were 21-year-old Orthodox Jews from a close-knit enclave in Williamsburg, in the city’s Brooklyn borough, who were expecting their first child.
They were going to the hospital when their taxi was hit broadside by a gray BMW sedan just after midnight on Sunday morning, police said.
The driver of the BMW fled the scene of the accident on foot, leaving his vehicle behind, they said.
Police launched a hunt for the sedan driver and said on Monday afternoon they had identified a suspect: a Brooklyn man who was arrested last week for drunk driving and has a lengthy criminal record that includes murder, robbery and weapons possession.
The suspect, Julio Acevedo, 44, was picked out of a photo lineup by a witness, a police spokesman said. He had not yet been apprehended, the spokesman said.
Family friends told local media that Raizy Glauber was about six months pregnant and had wanted to go to the hospital because she was not feeling well. (Reuters)