The best friend of a schoolgirl killed after being hit by a truck wrote a heart-wrenching Facebook post before she found out her classmate had died.
Aivy Nguyen, 14, was hit by the truck on Whitehorse Road in Ringwood, in Melbourne’s east, about 7am on Wednesday as she made her way to school.
It has been revealed she was wearing headphones when she was hit.
Her best friend, who usually caught the train to school with Aivy, became concerned when she never showed and wrote a frantic post on Facebook.
“My best friend usually meets me at Heatherdale Station. I’m really freaking worried,” she wrote.
Friends and family have left loving tributes at the scene where Aivy’s life was cut short.
Mount Alexander College principal Wayne Haworth said they were deeply saddened by the loss.
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The school flew flags at half mast as locals voiced their frustration at the senseless loss of life.
“We’re local to here, I have a 14-year-old son. I just felt for this little girl going to school. So unnecessary,” a mother told Seven News.
Following Aivy’s death the Victorian government has agreed to reassess safety measures at the intersection.
The Roads Minister will meet with VicRoads and local police to see what more can be done to protect pedestrians.
“Intersections, unfortunately in particularly busy intersections, tend to be complex environments and as part of that there are always risks associated with that,” VicRoads’ Robyn Seymour said.