Only a few months after the devastating death of her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, in a tragic car accident, Broadway Actress Ruthie Ann Miles also lost her unborn baby.
According to NY Daily News, the actress was carrying the baby during the crash but they both managed to survive the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her older daughter, her friend, Lauren Lew, and Lew’s one-year-old son, Joshua.
The family lawyer, Ben Rubinowitz, updated the source on the status of the bereaved parents. “This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein. The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom."
Miles and Lew were crossing the 9th St. at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope on March 5, when a driver, Dorothy Bruns, crossed a red light and slammed into them.
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Bruns was charged with manslaughter. Her license was canceled two days after the accident. She also suffered multiple sclerosis, seizures and failing health in the crash. Prior to the accident, she had gathered eight tickets from red-light and speed cameras.
She was also charged in a 10-count indictment for driving her Volvo S60 against her doctor’s orders earlier this month. She was forbidden from driving knowing ‘she was a deadly crash waiting to happen,’ the source reported.
Mayor de Blasio also told Daily News that Bruns should “never have been allowed to be driving a car after what we know.” He stated, “This should never happen”
According to the online source, prosecutors cannot pursue additional charges as homicide related laws only apply after a baby is born.
Miles is a Tony award-winning actress, who earned her accolade in 2015 for a memorable performance in The King and I. She was 39 weeks pregnant when she lost her baby.