A Bangladeshi youth killed in a car crash in New York
Staff Reporter: A Bangladeshi youth was hit and killed by a driver while he walked on the Long Island Expressway in Jericho Tuesday night, police said. The man was walking on the expressway around 9 p.m. Tuesday near Exit 41, police said. The driver of a Nissan Sentra heading west in the high-occupancy lane hit the man, who died at the scene,Nassau County Police said.
Bangladeshi youth Sayem Shahrier, 24, of Lake Ronkonkoma, suffered multiple trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the Nissan was not injured and remained at the scene. A vehicle safety check was conducted at the scene and released to the operator. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Sayem Shahriar, a member of the Bangladesh Student Association of New York, has a village home in greater Noakhali. Born in the United States, Sayem is the only son of parents. She has one younger sister. The deceased were identified as Sayem’s father Iqbal Islam and mother Kumu Islam. They lived with their family in Ronkonkama, Long Island, New York. Various organizations of Bangladeshis including Bangladesh Society, Bangladesh Student Association of New York have expressed their condolences over the untimely death of Sayem Shahriar.
Syed Mostafa Al Amin Russell, chief adviser of the Bangladesh Student Association of New York, said the janaza of Sayem prayers will be held at the Ronkonkama Selden Jame Mosque on Long Island after Jumma on October 2. Burial will be at Long Island Washington Memorial Park on the same day.
Syed Al Amin Russell said the deceased Sayem Shahriar graduated from Farmingdale College in New York in 2016 with a degree in computer software. He was scheduled to join an IT firm in California next month. The death of Tarun Sayem, a talented Bangladeshi, has cast a shadow of mourning over the Bangladeshi community in New York. Many members of the community have rushed to their homes in Ronkonkama to express their grief and sympathy. The deceased Sayem has worked in various humanitarian services including blood donation organized by Bangladeshi students in New York.