The emotional funerals of an young Orthodox Jewish couple who both died in a horrific hit-and-run car crash, but were survived by their premature baby son, took place on Sunday afternoon.
The driver of a BMW slammed into the car carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, at an intersection in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
The seven-months pregnant woman was feeling ill so headed to hospital with her husband early Sunday when the car they were riding in was hit, killing them both.
Jewish law calls for burial of the dead as soon as possible, and hours after their deaths, the Glaubers were mourned at a funeral on Sunday.
The community has strict rules governing clothing, social customs and interaction with the outside world. Men wear dark clothing that includes a long coat and a fedora-type hat and often have long beards and ear locks.
Hundreds of members of the Satmar community gathered shoulder to shoulder on the street outside, men in hats and women in shawls or head coverings, nearly everyone in black.
The sound of wailing filled the street as the two black-draped coffins were carried from a vehicle.
Source: The Daily Mail