Grieving sibling pays tribute to his brother who died in Willesden collision

Wembley man killed on his way to work

The family of a Wembley man who died in a collision involving a rubbish truck has paid tribute to a loving brother and son.

Yousef Zayni was walking to work last Wednesday when the accident happened in Sapcote Trading Estate, Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden.

Tragically the 23-year-old – who had recently graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Bio-Medical Science – died at the scene.

Paying tribute to his younger brother, devastated Yasser Zayni, 27, said: “He always had a smile on his face. He was the sweetest person and brother I could have wished for.

“Yousef graduated this year and started his new job only a month ago. It is such a sad loss not only for his family but for everyone who knew him. We are all in shock.”

Mr Zayni, who lived with his family in Preston Road, was a pupil at Mount Stewart Junior School, in Mount Stewart Avenue, Kenton, and Preston Manor High School, in Carlton Avenue East, Wembley.

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His brother said: “It was the wish of our mother that Yousef went on to university and graduate with a degree. He had only received one month’s wage from his new job, which he gave to my mum to thank her for pushing him to go to university.

“My parents were so proud of him. We all were. You never appreciate what you have and how special someone is until you lose them.”

Mr Zayni’s family is now calling on witnesses to come forward to help piece together his final moments.

His brother said: “The loss of a child is hard for any parent to come to terms with. The community is helping us to cope with this tragedy, but we need to find out what happened.

“If anybody has any information we urge them to come forward to help bring some closure for our family.”

The driver of the truck was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and has been bailed to return in April.

Mr Zayni, whose funeral took place in Harrow last Friday, leaves behind his mother, Azhar, father Mohamad, younger brother Abbas, 22, and older brother Yasser.

Witnesses are asked to call the road death investigation unit on 020 8998 5319.