Quad bike death in NSW

By Country News on March 07, 2017

A six-year-old girl has been killed and a teenage girl has head injuries after the quad bike they were riding crashed into trees on a farm in northwest NSW.

The girl's death has prompted the NSW Labor opposition to call for an urgent bipartisan summit into quad bike safety.More than 109 people have died nationwide in the past six years in quad bike accidents.Police say the six-year-old girl was riding on a quad bike with two 13-year-old girls at a Pilliga property, west of Narrabri, on Sunday afternoon when it left the private roadway and hit two trees.The girl died at the scene.The injured teen was airlifted to Sydney Children's Hospital, while the other girl was unharmed.A second quad bike was also being ridden by two other 13-year-old girls, police say.

None of the five girls lived at the property.Officers from the Oxley Crash Investigation Unit are trying to find out if any of the children were wearing helmets, police said.

Sunday's death follows a January accident in the state's Riverina district when a seven-year-old boy died on a farm after a quad bike he was riding with a nine- year-old friend flipped and fell on top of him.

By Country News on March 07, 2017

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