The amputated leg

11.01.2023 news 15-Year-Old Girl Returning From School Was Hit by a Car in Ekiti. She Lost Her Left Leg

Published 11th Jan, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda

Kemisola Afolabi (not real name), a 15-year-old student of Notre Dame Grammar School, Usi-Ekiti, Ekiti State, is presently in pain after a Toyota Camry driver mowed her down on November, cutting off her left leg and breaking her hip.

Kemisola, an SSS1 student, was on her way home on November 18 in the company of her two friends when a red the car, driven by one Olatunji Ajala, lost control and hit her.

In a twist of fate, Kemisola, who used to represent her school in races, had her physical appearance permanently altered.

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She told FIJ that all she could recollect was that she was with her friends when the car turned towards their direction. She ran, but the car followed her until it knocked her down beside a school fence.

“It was a pretty good but long day for me in school on Friday, November 18, 2022. After the close of our activities for the day, I left the school with my two friends having a lively discussion,” said Kemisola.

“The car suddenly lost control and faced our direction. The three of us scampered. My friends were lucky to escape. However, luck ran out of me as the car continued to chase me till it hit me beside the fence.

“I knew I ran, but immediately it knocked me down, I lost consciousness. I would later regain consciousness in the hospital where I woke up to realise a bitter reality: my left leg was lost to the auto crash.”

Eyewitnesses told FIJ that the degree of the accident initially made them to believe Kemisola would not survive.

Kola Awoniyi, the motorcyclist who conveyed Kemisola to the Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, told FIJ that seeing the condition she was in, he had concluded that the girl was dead, only to see her turn her head a bit.

“The incident was heart-rending. I was moved to tears when I saw her lying almost lifeless. We even thought she had died until we noticed that she turned her head a bit, and that gave us the confidence to quickly transport her to a hospital,” he said.

“I saw how it happened. The girls were waiting to cross the road, but the car, which brake failed, could not control itself. It left the main road suddenly.

“That was how the driver approached these girls and ended up hitting one of them. The girl lost a good volume of her blood on the way. The clothes we used to cover the leg was soaked in blood,” Awoniyi told FIJ.

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Another eyewitness said, “We were all afraid of rendering any help to her that day because of her situation.”

At present, Kemisola is in a sick bed at FMC receiving medical treatment. However, half of her left leg is gone due to no fault of hers.

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Published 11th Jan, 2023

By Sodeeq Atanda


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