Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles loses her unborn baby 2 months after losing her 4-year-old daughter in car crash
Miles, who was seven months pregnant at the time of the crash, was also severely injured because of the accident
Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles, who was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago and in which she lost her four-year-old daughter Abigail Blumenstein, has now reportedly lost her unborn baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein, as well.
In a statement issued by Miles’ family lawyer, Ben Rubinowitz, “At the time of the crash Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured."
He further told NY Daily News, “This past Friday Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein,” adding, “The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom.”
In March, it was reported that two children, which included Miles' daughter Abigail, were killed after a driver allegedly struck them with her vehicle in Brooklyn. Miles, who was seven months pregnant at the time, was also severely injured because of the accident.
According to reports, the accident took place after the driver, identified as Dorothy Bruns, ran a red light at the intersection of 9th street and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn when she reportedly suffered from a seizure. Along with Miles' daughter, her friend Lauren Lew's one-year-old son Joshua was also killed due to the impact.
As per reports from NYPD, Bruns was suffering from a seizure at the time of driving, and she allegedly continued down the street until she crashed into a series of parked cars. According to eyewitnesses, Lew’s stroller was dragged halfway down the street with one-year-old Joshua in it.
Cold-hearted NY driver mowed down pedestrians, killing two children after running a red light, then tried to speed away – Witnesses stopped Dorothy Bruns, but she simply grabbed her cell phone and started texting https://t.co/xRwp2F6Gx1 pic.twitter.com/X7jFShoZ19— konniemoments1 (@KonnieMoments1) March 6, 2018
After the accident, the Tony-award winning actress got her own GoFundMe page, which claimed that the unborn baby was "unharmed" and was initially "in critical condition", but still was "on the road to physical recovery."
There are no words. I will never be able to express the amount of love I have for this woman, and I cannot even begin to imagine what she’s going through. I am so grateful she’s stable and her unborn child is okay, but dear sweet Abby... I just don’t have the words. I am sending you my love and my prayers, know the Broadway community is holding you in their hearts. Please consider making a donation to Ruthie and Lauren if you can (link in my bio), and if you can’t, please keep these women in your hearts. #ruthieannmiles
Prior to her tragic death, a source for People magazine said that the 4-year-old "was excited to be a big sister.”
“She was the brightest little spirit,” said the source. “Every time you were around her, your heart couldn’t help but shine. She had the sweetest laugh and the loveliest personality. She was very much like her mother.”
Have you donated yet? I just did. Please, PLEASE donate to Ruthie and her family. $5...$10..any amount helps. It's not much, but it's the least we can do for them during this horrible time. Her late daughter only turned 5 two months ago. While Ruthie is 8 months pregnant, and was critically injured. ❤ The link to the GoFundMe is in the comments. Thank you. #ruthieannmiles #abigailblumenstein #rip #gofundme #pleasedonate #donate
Before the accident took place, there were also reports that Miles and her husband Jonathan Blumenstein "were excited about expanding their family.”
“Ruthie was a wonderful mother,” continued the source. “She always put Abigail first and was really dedicated to spending time together. The two had a very tight bond. They were inseparable.”
Last month, Bruns was indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury, and the 44-year-old was arraigned on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault.
However, her lawyers entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.
She was then held on bail of $75,000 bond or $25,000 cash by Justice Danny Chun of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn.