5:30 AM Tuesday Nov 9, 2010
On average, riders lose control of quad bikes on 12,645 occasions a year, resulting in 1400 injuries. Photo / Greg Bowker
A teenage girl was yesterday killed while riding a quad bike on a farm – a week after the Government started a safety campaign to lower the farm vehicle’s death and injury toll.
The 17-year-old farmhand was found about 2.30pm on a hilly part of a farm at Cape Foulwind, near Westport, pinned under her overturned vehicle. She died at the scene.