Teen girl, 14, who died in horror ATV crash had dreams of becoming a vet – as her friend who witnessed the tragic accident recovers in hospital
- A teen girl has tragically died in an ATV accident
- Jocelyn Daguman was driving on a Hobart property
- She lost control of the vehicle, causing it to tip over
A teen girl who had dreams of becoming a veterinarian has tragically died in an ATV accident after the vehicle flipped with her and a young friend in it.
Jocelyn Daguman, 14, was driving a Polaris 4×4 Ranger ATV on a property on Boyer Road in the Hobart suburb of Bridgewater on Monday with her friend, also 14, as a passenger.
The two friends were enjoying their time on the picturesque property and celebrating Tasmania’s Regatta public holiday when Ms Daguman reportedly lost control and flipped the ATV.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene around 3pm to find both and her passenger injured underneath the vehicle.
Jocelyn Daguman (pictured), 14, sadly died in a quad bike accident on Monday afternoon
Paramedics performed CPR on Ms Daguman before she was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital by the Westpac Rescue chopper.
Despite their best efforts, Ms Daguman later died from her injuries in hospital.
Ms Daguman’s mother, Sonia Van Den Heuvel, told The Mercury that her daughter was ‘heavily loved by all of her family and friends’.
She mentioned that her daughter loved animals and wanted to become a vet.
‘I’ve never seen anyone care for animals as much as she did,’ she said.
Ms Van Den Heuvel urged anyone riding ATVs or quad bikes to ensure they were protected.
‘I wish I could raise more awareness for people to wear helmets when they’re riding,’ she said.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash and will prepare a report for the coroner.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by Ms Daguman’s aunty to support the family.
‘The family are battlers and the expense of an unexpected funeral is overwhelming alongside unimaginable grief,’ she wrote.
‘Please help if you can, even the cost of a cup of coffee will make a difference. If you can’t help financially, please like or share to help us spread the word.
‘Jocelyn was a beautiful, respectful girl, let’s help her family give her a fitting sendoff.’
The teenage girl was driving a Polaris 4×4 Ranger (pictured) and lost control of the vehicle
Ms Daguman was driving the quad bike with a friend on a private property on Boyer road in Bridgewater (pictured)