A trailer on Tuesday crushed a Higher National Diploma student of Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Bukola Ajayi, to death in Agbado/Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos.
The 20-year-old undergraduate was said to be in part 1 in Yaba Tech., and was taking her younger brother to school at around when the tricycle they boarded was hit by the trailer at Ekoro junction in Abule Egba area.
Eyewitness said the trailer was overloaded with plastic, and lost control following the failure of its brakes, adding that it first crushed a Tata bus before running into the tricycle the deceased and her bereaved brother were in.
It was gathered that the deceased, who is the eldest of her bereaved parents’ six children saved her brother from death when the trailer was heading towards the tricycle.
According to report, the brother was sitting on her lap, and on sighting that the trailer was facing their direction, she threw him out of the tricycle but before she exited, the trailer rammed into it and crushed her to death.
It was further gathered that the driver of the trailer tried to flee the scene of the accidents but was apprehended by eyewitnesses and handed over to the police.
Meanwhile, friends of late Bukola have spoken of their grief on Facebook.
One Facebook user, RustBone Adewale Sobowale wrote: “OMG. Bukola!!! So u have gone? Nothing like u calling my name again? Nothing like u checking on u and planning to see me. So sad… My love has gone! R.I.P. I love u so much!!! U will always be remembered in my heart. God. I can’t believe this Bukola Ajayi. I love u ones again Bukola Ajayi no one can replace u. #Silent R.I.P”
Another user, Toyosi Oni added, ” It’s so sad that u are no more dear Bukola Ajayi … Meeting U and being friends with U was a Good part of my stay in YCT… I still can’t believe U are no more 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭…RIP Dearie… We love U but God loves U most… Father forgive all her sins and let Her rest in Your bosom forever O Lord…”