SAD: NYSC Bound Graduate In Coma After Getting Crushed By Car
23-year-old graduate of the Ebonyi State University, Adeyinka Adelekan, was looking forward to the National Youth Service Corps.
She had high expectations and was already relishing her time there when tragedy struck.
Adelekan was going to buy drinks for herself and her elder sister around 4pm on December 19, 2017.
She was reportedly standing on the median, waiting to cross to the other side of the road, when a Sport Utility Van driven by one Saviour Henry, 26, allegedly veered towards the median and knocked her down.
It was gathered that Henry lost control of the vehicle while trying to prevent a Toyota Highlander, driven by one Oluwatobiloba Olorunosebi, 19, from hitting his SUV from behind.
The drivers were arrested by the police from the Langbasa division, while Adelekan was rushed to a private hospital for treatment.
She was subsequently referred to St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos Island, where she underwent a brain surgery and was placed in the Intensive Care Unit for over two months.
It was learnt that the victim was taken to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, and had yet to come out of a coma since December 19, 2017, when the accident happened despite the family spending millions of naira.
The suspects, according to the police, drove without valid driving licences and were arraigned on three counts bordering on reckless driving before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court.