The young Orthodox Jewish couple were headed to hospital, as the wife, who was seven-months pregnant woman was feeling ill.

Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were both killed when hit by a car, but their baby boy was delivered by emergency caesarean and survived, remaining in a serious condition in hospital reports the Daily Mail.

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. Hundreds of members of the Satmar community gathered shoulder to shoulder on the street outside and the sound of wailing filled the street as the two black-draped coffins were carried from a vehicle.