Child killed in quad bike tragedy

March 17, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

An 11 year-old boy was killed after he was thrown from a quad bike on a family farm, police confirmed today.

The youngster died instantly after being crushed under the vehicle on fields in the small village of Lamerton, Devon at 5.30pm on Wednesday.

His horrified parents dialled 999 as two ambulance crews rushed to the scene, where they youngster was pronounced dead.

Devon and Cornwall police yesterday confirmed they were investigating the incident as well as questioning the boy’s ”devastated” parents.

The accident, which happened on private land, is not though to have involved another vehicle and happened as a result of the youngster flipping the vehicle.

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said: ”Two teams attended an accident on private farmland at 5.48pm on Wednesday after reports of a young boy involved in a quad bike accident.

”Unfortunately, we were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police were yesterday quizzing the parents over the tragic death.

A Devon and Cornwall spokesman added: ”There will be investigations into the circumstances of the boys death, as standard procedure, but it is not being treated as suspicious.

”It seems this was a tragic accident which happened on private land and no one else appears to be involved at this stage.”

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