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NY Daily News: Ruthie Ann Miles Injured, Daughter Killed By Driver in Brooklyn

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Per the Daily News, two children, Ruthie Ann's daughter Abigail and Joshua Lew, were killed by a driver at an intersection in Brooklyn. Ruthie Ann was injured.

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The Times also reported the incident but did not release names.

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I cannot imagine. Praying for her healing both physically and spiritually. 

Updated On: 3/5/18 at 11:40 PM
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Oh my God.
This is absolutely heartbreaking. And the driver had previous been caught running red lights?! My God. That poor, poor family. I cannot imagine...
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My heart just totally shattered. How unbelievably devastating.

Sending immense thoughts and prayers her and her family’s way.
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This is horrific; I remember seeing Ruthie Ann Miles posting excitedly on social media about her second pregnancy just weeks ago, and happy photos of the family. Such an immeasurable tragedy; praying for her recovery, though I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose a child at the same time (or ever).

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Wow. Wow. Wow. Just, wow. Thoughts and prayers!!!! Love! 

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Years ago I was managing the merch for a couple months at Ave Q at New World Stages and she was a swing at the time. She went out of her way to make me feel welcome, know me, invite me out with the cast and crew, etc. One of the sweetest, most loving, nurturing, and giving people I've ever met. This is truly devastating and my heart shatters for her. So much love to her and her husband and family.

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So so so so sad. Prayers to her and her family and to the other childs family as well. This is just so horrible.
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What an absolutly horrific article to read.   I hope Ruthie and her unborn child recover easily so she and her husband can begin to heal emotionally..   And the other family and witnesses as well.

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I know there is nothing we can do to ease her grief at a time like this, but is there something symbolic we could do as a BWW community to show our love and sympathies to her and the other family who also lost a child? I don’t know what it would be: donation to a charity, flowers, a card somehow digitally signed by all of us. I don’t know. This is just so sad.
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In what universe can a driver get four tickets for running red lights, in addition to four other tickets and still have their license?

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bk said: "In what universe can a driver get four tickets for running red lights, in addition to four other tickets and still have their license?"

After the initial shock and horror, this was my first question. The article also has something about the driver maybe having a seizure disorder, which I also thought meant restrictions on a license?

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This is absolutely devastating to read. I hope Ruthie is in good care and has a fast recovery, for her and her unborn child. I’m heartbroken reading this.
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Utterly heart wrenching. Praying for her.
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I’m echoing everyone here, but I can’t even fathom Ruthie’s pain. My heart broke just reading the article. Not just for her but for the other woman involved as well. Just so senseless and heartbreaking... I hope Ruthie and her unborn baby are okay. Sending good thoughts and prayers
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Very devastating and probably the absolute worst nightmare of any parent NY Daily News: Ruthie Ann Miles Injured, Daughter Killed By Driver in Brooklyn. Really shocking. 

I can't tell if so many people here are offering prayers because they really mean it or because it's a polite thing to say.

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Echoing everything said. The amount of devastation I feel for a woman and her family I don’t even know, doesn’t even closely measure to what they’re feeling. My heart dropped reading this. Lots of love to her and her family.
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This is just heartbreaking and devastating. I sincerely pray for Ruthie and her unborn child... NY Daily News: Ruthie Ann Miles Injured, Daughter Killed By Driver in Brooklyn

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Not to make this about me but I can't renew my license from out of state, but this psycho can keep driving?! Makes no sense. 

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Devastating. Sincerely praying for them all.
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I can't begin to address how tragic this is, so I won't try...

Another (obviously WAY less significant) outcome of this is that it's highly unlikely that she will return to Lady Thiang in London as originally planned, which is a shame for all involved, as UK audiences would have been in for a real treat. 

Again, I'm not claiming that this is a priority - it's just something that occurred to me after about an hour of thinking about all the other, far more terrible things about this tragic incident - all of which have already been expressed in this thread. 

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How tragic. Many thoughts for both families. I just saw Ruthie in Chess & she seemed so happy.

The photo of the driver just texting on her phone on the stretcher makes my blood boil. Not emotion/guilt about the lives she just ruined...
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I can’t even begin to process this horrible loss for one of our finest actresses. At the stage door there was no one sweeter than Ruthie. All my prayers for her.