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Sunshine Coast: Little girl dies after her quad bike rolls over at Maroochy River property

BREAKING NEWS: Little girl dies after her quad bike rolls over

  • Little girl has died after she was trapped under a quad bike in horrific accident 
  • Kindergarten-aged child killed after quad bike she was crashed into water 
  • First responders reportedly performed CPR on the youngster for 30 minutes


A little girl has died after she was trapped under a quad bike in a horrific accident at a rural property.

The child – who is believed to be in kindergarten – was killed after the quad bike she was riding on at Maroochy River on the Sunshine Coast crashed into water and flipped over about 3.45pm on September 23. 

First responders reportedly performed CPR on the youngster for 30 minutes in a desperate attempt to save her life, The Courier-Mail reported.

A little girl has died after she was trapped under a quad bike in a horrific accident at a rural property at Maroochy River (pictured) on the Sunshine Coast

The girl was rushed to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a critical condition but died that afternoon, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said. 

A Queensland Police spokesman said authorities were treating her death as non-suspicious.  

In June, a woman was found crushed to death by her quad bike on a remote property in rural NSW. 

A neighbour stumbled upon the grisly scene yesterday afternoon after being asked to look for the 58-year-old when she was late in returning home to farmland in the state’s Central West.  

Emergency services were called to Gollan, about 60km east of Dubbo, at 4pm on June 8 but paramedics found the victim dead at the scene. 

The child was killed after the quad bike she was riding on crashed into water and flipped over about 3.45pm on September 23

 The child was killed after the quad bike she was riding on crashed into water and flipped over about 3.45pm on September 23

There have been six confirmed quad bike fatalities recorded nationally this year as of September 30, according to Safe Work Australia. 

Last year, 24 people in Australia died in quad bike accidents, with the ages of victims ranging from just two to 80.

Half of those who died were aged over 60 and seven were female. 

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