City Council members David Greenfield and Stephen Levin are offering a $5,000 reward for information in the search for the driver and passenger from the BMW that slammed into a taxi carrying an expecting couple to the hospital late Saturday night.
21-year-old Raizy Glauber, 6 months pregnant, was thrown from the taxi on impact, landing under a tractor trailer yards away.
Neither she nor her husband, Nachman Glauber, also 21, survived the accident. Doctors at Bellevue Hospital were able to deliver her baby boy post-mortem via C-section, but the baby died early Monday morning.
The driver and passenger from the BMW reportedly jumped out of their car and fled on foot. Police were able to track down the registered owner of the car by its license plate, but still have not found the driver or passenger.
Greenfield and Levin hope the reward will entice people to come forward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the accident.
"We must do everything we can to help the NYPD track down the individuals who caused this incident and then made the cowardly decision to flee the scene instead of trying to help with victims," Greenfield said.
"I am confident that the NYPD will find the driver and hold him accountable for his disgusting actions," Levin added.
Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD top line at 1-800-577 TIPS or text TIP577 with the information to CRIMES (274637).
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