Beanibazarview24.com Desk, 12 Jan 2017,
Srabonti Haque Bipasha, 36, was nursing a bad back on the floor of the front bedroom of the family home when a Mercedes SUV smashed through the brick wall, instantly killing the married mother of twins at around 9pm local time.
A Bangladeshi woman living in the US was killed as she slept when a car drove through the wall of her house in Salem, Oregon, on Monday night.
Reports suggest the 54-year-old driver, Alan Jacobs, had suffered a heart attack at the wheel.
“All we know is the driver was an African-American man who suffered a heart attack right before he smashed through the walls of the house,” Bipasha’s cousin, Arunabha Rahman Anjan, told the Dhaka Tribune. “We are waiting for the police report.”
The incident occured on Volcano Street in Salem, a sloping street which ends in an L-shaped intersection leading to Sussex Avenue on the right. Mr Jacobs reportedly failed to make the turn and continued in a straight line downhill, picking up speed before the tragic crash, reports KGW Portland.
Bipasha’s husband and children were watching TV at the time and escaped physically unhurt, according to the Statesman Journal.
Emergency services were called immediately and Mr Jacobs remained at the scene, cooperating with the authorities.
As of Wednesday Bangladesh time, Salem police had made no arrests during the ongoing investigation.
“Bipasha left from Bangladesh about 12 years ago and was a post graduate student in the US,” Anjan said, adding that the condition of her body will determine whether Bipasha can be buried in Bangladesh as per her family’s wishes.
“The decision will be taken after two days, with a further 10 days to bring her body back to Bangladesh,” he said.
Anjan also said the question of taking legal action against the driver would rest entirely with Bipasha’s husband.
Bipasha was born to Sirajul Haque, principal of the Atomic Energy Centre in Dhaka, and Salma Haq, a teacher. She has been described by her family as a “quiet, demure woman but a loving, doting mother”.