Fatal quad bike crash - north-west NSW

Monday, 06 March 2017 10:49:58 AM

Police are investigating after one child was killed and another was injured during a quad bike crash in the state’s north-west at the weekend.

About 12.15pm (Sunday 5 March 2017), five children aged between six and 13 were riding two quad bikes on a rural property near Pilliga, west of Narrabri.

One of the vehicles, carrying three children, left the private roadway and struck two trees.

A six-year-old girl died at the scene.

A 13-year-old girl suffered head injuries and was flown to Sydney Children’s Hospital, while a second 13-year-old girl was not injured.

None of the three girls resided at the property.

Officers from the Oxley Crash Investigation Unit are now investigating all circumstances surrounding the crash, including if any of the children were wearing helmets.

They would like to hear from anyone who has information about the incident.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.