An elderly Upper East Side man who was killed in a crash involving a member of the Pakistani Mission to the UN died a hero, his heartbroken widow said today.
“He sacrificed his for life for me. He really gave me a good shove. It was in a second, he saved my life,” sobbed Denise baum, 60, who watched in horrow as a speeding car grazed her but slammed into her beloved hubby, Rubin “Ruby” Baum.
The 80-year-old Rubin Baum, who earned two Purple Hearts as a medic during the Korean War, was struck by a black Mazda as he and his wife were hailing a cab at East 59th Street and Park Avenue to head to their Upper East Side apartment.
The impact caused the Mazda to careen out of control and strike the Baums as they stood on a corner.
Police did not expect to file charges in the accident.
After the accident, “[Denise Baum] jumped right up and saw her husband and said, ‘My husband! My husband! Somebody call my son!’ ” said witness Terry Hill, who works nearby.
“The son showed up, and he was crying,” Hill said.
Source: The NY Post