7 Jan 2011

10-year-old dies after cycling down steps

10:24 pm on 7 January 2011

A girl has died after accidentally cycling down steps near Porirua.

The 10-year-old from Hamilton was visiting family in Papakowhai and was cycling to the dairy with an aunt and a cousin on Thursday afternoon.

Police say she did not know the area and that the path they were on led to steps.

The girl was wearing a helmet but fell, and landed 12 to 15 steps down.

Ambulance staff were unable to resuscitate her.