A New York couple were killed in a car crash as they were heading to the hospital for a wellness check. However, their baby was rescued from her dead mother’s womb by Cesarean section and is in critical condition.
Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were riding in a cab when another car crashed into them at an intersection. The two occupants who hit the cab fled the scene on foot and are being sought by police. The driver of the cab, a Toyota Corolla, was taken to the hospital, and later released.
“The only thing I can remember is when somebody was on the side of me, on the passenger side, telling me, ‘Don’t worry. Don’t worry. The ambulance is on the way,’” driver Pedro Nunez Delacruz told WABC. “I feel very lucky, you know, that I’m still alive.”
Unfortunately, the Glaubers were soon pronounced dead at two different hospitals, said Sgt. Tom Antonetti, a police spokesman. Police initially identified the name as Gluber, but revised that later in the day.
Bellevue Hospital performed a C-section to rescue the baby.
At the time of the wreck, the couple were on the way to Long Island College Hospital “for a wellness check,” said Officer Sophia Tassy-Mason, a spokeswoman for the New York City Police Department.
“It was sudden,” said Sarah Gluck, Raizy Glauber’s cousin. “She just wasn’t feeling well and they just, they went to check it out.”
The couple had been married for less than a year, said Barry Sekete, a cousin of one of the victims.
“It’s terrible,” he told CNN affiliate New York 1. “They’re … not even married a year, and you know they’re going into the happiest times, to have a baby, and that’s what happens. Terrible.”
Delacruz said he didn’t find out what happened to the Glaubers or the crash until he got into the ambulance.