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Actress' unborn baby dies after Park Slope crash

Actress' unborn baby dies after Park Slope crash

The Tony-Award winning actress, Ruthie Ann Blumenstein whose 4-year-old daughter was killed in a auto crash loses her unborn baby.

Miles daughter, Abigail Bluemenstein was only four years old, and the other child, Joshua Lew, was 20 months old.

Miles and her friend Lauren Lew, 33, were walking with their children, 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Josh Lew, when they were struck by driver Dorothy Bruns at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope.

And Miles's family filed a separate civil suit against Bruns, according to Rubinowitz, who said he expects the death of the actress's unborn child to affect the case.

"Ruthie and her husband Jonathan lost their baby", said Rubinowitz in a statement.

'The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is almost impossible to fathom'.




The driver of the vehicle, Dorothy Burns, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault and reckless driving.

At the time of the crash, it was reported that Ruthie's unborn baby was unharmed, while the Tony Award-winning actress was recovering after initially being in critical condition.

A city housing authority worker was hit six months prior to the fatal accident, with Bruns leaving the woman injured and driving away from the crime scene. "She should never have been allowed to be driving a auto after what we know".

The driver told police she had experienced a seizure at the time of the crash.

Ruthie Ann Miles accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for "The King & I" at the 69th annual Tony Awards in NY.