Five-year-old dies after bike accident on farm

Photo / APN
Photo / APN

A five-year-old girl has died after a motorbike accident on a farm near Nelson.

At about 2:30pm today police were told that a small two-wheel motorbike had hit a farm fence on private property in the rural township of Tapawera.

Nelson Police, Volunteer Fire and Ambulance crews from Tapawera, responded to the scene along with the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

A five-year-old girl who had been riding the bike was seriously injured and died at the scene.

Victim support are helping the family and witnesses to this tragedy.

The girl had been riding the motorbike for the afternoon with family members on the property.

Police have spoken to witnesses and are investigating on behalf of the coroner.

Her name will not be released until tomorrow to give next of kin time to be notified.

- APNZ

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n2 at 18 Apr 2014 13:23:17 Processing Time: 615ms