A 20-year-old student of the Yaba College of Technology, Bukola Fisayo Ajayi, was crushed to death yesterday by a trailer whose driver suffered brake failure at Ekoro junction in Abule Egba area of Lagos State.
A bereaved family of the deceased said Bukola who is the first child in a family of six, was taking her younger brother to school in the morning at about 7 am. They boarded a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep.
As the Tricycle driver was waiting for his last passenger, they noticed that an oncoming trailer had suffered brake failure and was heading towards them. Bisola pushed her brother out and as she attempted to jump out of the tricycle, the trailer rammed into the tricycle, crushing her to death.