Broadway actress injured in tragic crash loses unborn baby
The unborn daughter of Tony Award-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles died due to injuries suffered in a horrific Brooklyn crash that also killed two other kids, the mom’s lawyer said Wednesday.
The actress was about 30 weeks pregnant when she was among those hit by a car driven by Staten Island motorist Dorothy Bruns, who plowed through a Park Slope crosswalk March 5.
Miles’ 4-year-old daughter, Abigail Blumenstein, and another child — 20-month-old Joshua Lew — were killed that day.
This past Friday, Miles’ unborn baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein, became yet another victim when she died from injuries, said the family’s lawyer, Ben Rubinowitz.
“As many of you know, Ruthie and Jonathan’s daughter, Abigail, was tragically killed. At the time of the crash Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured,” Rubinowitz said in a statement.
“This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein,” Rubinowitz said. “The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom.
“As you might imagine, they are overwhelmed by the sadness of the deaths of their children. Ruthie and Jonathan are grateful for the support of their family and friends but wish and ask that their privacy be respected during this most trying time. Ruthie and Jonathan continue to seek God’s presence, mercy and peace.”
Miles won a Tony in 2015 for her work in “The King and I.”
Bruns has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, assault, and reckless driving.
She faces up to 15 years behind bars if convicted on all charges.