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Tony Award Winner Pregnant Ruthie Ann Miles Injured and Daughter Killed By Women Who Ran a Red Light

Tony Award Winner Pregnant Ruthie Ann Miles Injured and Daughter Killed By Women Who Ran a Red Light

At around 12:40pm on Monday, 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns of Staten Island was driving in Park Slope, Brooklyn when she ran a red light and hit and killed one-year-old Josh Lew and four-year-old Abigail Blumenstein.

Ruthie Ann Miles, Jonathan Blumenstein

Ruthie Ann Miles and Jonathan Blumenstein Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Four-year-old Abigail was the daughter of Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles who won a Tony Award for her role in The King and I. Ms. Miles even thanked Ms. Lew in her Tony Award winning speech.

Ruthie Ann Miles

Ruthie Ann Miles Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ms Miles whose real name is Ruthie Ann Blumenstein is in critical condition. She was pregnant. Her friend Lauren Lew is stable as is a fifth victim a 46 year-old man. They were taken to the New York Presbyterian Methodist Brooklyn Hospital for treatment.

 Dorothy Bruns

Dorothy Bruns

Bruns was driving a white Volvo sped through the intersection at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope hitting the kids and trying to speed away. She dragged the stroller that the boy was being pushed in behind her for half a block, until she crashed into some parked cars on the opposite side of the street and came to a stop according to witnesses. When she got out of the car she had no emotion.

If you want to help Ruthie and her family there is now a go fund me page to help with this tragedy.




Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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