Two-year-old boy killed in quad bike crash in north-east Victoria
A two-year-old boy has died after being thrown from quad bike in Victoria’s north-east, police have been advised.
- Police say witnesses tried to carry out CPR on the boy after releasing him from below the automobile
- The incident occurred on a personal property in Barnawartha North
- It comes after three individuals had been killed in automotive crashes on regional Victorian roads on Christmas Eve
A Victoria Police spokesperson stated the automobile was being pushed on a personal property on Moss Street, Barnawartha North, when the crash occurred about 11:50am.
Investigators had been advised the two-year-old, a passenger on the automobile, was thrown off within the crash.
“The boy was trapped beneath the ATV [all-terrain vehicle] earlier than witnesses freed him and carried out CPR,” the spokesperson stated.
“Sadly, the boy died on the scene.”
The reason for the crash is but to be decided.
Main Collision Investigation Unit detectives had been en path to the scene of the crash by the afternoon.
Police stated the driving force was aiding investigators with their inquiries.
All-terrain autos are often known as quad bikes or mild utility autos and are designed to be pushed off highway.
By October this yr, Farmsafe Australia had noted a record 16 deaths linked to the vehicle, and an additional 50 accidents.
Obligatory requirements for the bikes have come into impact following the Government’s acceptance of a recommendation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to introduce the standards in two stages.
Street tragedies strike Christmas interval
The Christmas Day tragedy comes after a horror day on regional Victorian roads left three people dead.
Investigations are persevering with right into a head-on crash that claimed the lives of two individuals close to Portland in Victoria’s south-west yesterday.
Two autos collided on the Portland-Nelson Street in Mount Richmond yesterday morning.
The 16-year-old driver of one of many automobiles and her passenger, a 43-year-old girl, died on the scene.
A 15-year-old lady within the rear passenger seat suffered life-threatening accidents and was flown to hospital.
The motive force of the opposite automotive, a 50-year-old man, suffered non-life-threatening accidents.
In the meantime, the driving force of a automotive in a triple-vehicle crash in Gippsland died and a girl was taken to hospital in a important situation.
Police have been advised three autos collided on the Princes Freeway at Flynn, west of Traralgon, about 1:20pm on Thursday.