Boy, 7, dies in Canberra Hospital after quad bike accident near Griffith NSW

Charlotte 16 January 2017


Police wrap

A 7-year-old boy has died at the Canberra Hopsital after a quad bike accident on a property near the NSW town of Griffith yesterday.

About 12.30pm yesterday, the seven-year-old boy was riding a quad bike on a property on Irvin Road, Barellan (about 62km east of Griffith) with a nine-year-old male pillion passenger.

Police understand the pair had taken a turn on the bike when they fell off, causing the vehicle to fall onto the younger boy.

Emergency services were called and the seven-year-old was taken to Griffith Base Hospital, before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital, where he later died.

Officers from Griffith Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene. The bike was seized for forensic examination.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the NSW Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind readers they should not report crime information via social media pages.

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