3 Jan 2009

Boy killed in dirt bike accident

10:00 pm on 3 January 2009

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a dirt bike accident in Whataroa on the West Coast of the South Island on Saturday.

The incident occurred at about 4pm, when the boy was riding along a stop bank with friends near his home.

Emergency services were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The matter has been referred to the coroner.